Do you have a connection to the Illawarra area of New South Wales?
Need help tracking down your ancestors?
Whether you live locally, interstate or overseas the Illawarra Family History Group can help you.
We have an extensive collection of resources and experienced members who specialise in Illawarra family history.
Let us do the research for you. We may already have the answers you are looking for.
Prospective members and visitors are welcome at meetings which are held at 7.30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month, except January, in the Old Wollongong Court House, corner of Harbour Street and Cliff Road, Wollongong NSW 2500. Or drop into the Family History area of the Wollongong City Library Reference Section (Burelli St Wollongong) on Wednesdays and Fridays -from 9.30am till 12.30pm - when our member volunteers are available to help with your queries.
|Illawarra Remembers 1914 - 1918|
To commemorate the centenary of World War I, Wollongong City Libraries, and its partners, have developed an innovative on-line resource which is now live - Illawarra Remembers 1914 - 1918 . It includes information and photographs that tell the stories of the Illawarra's brave men and women who went to war in 1914-1918. This resource will continue to grow, as members of the community add stories and photographs of their relatives in WW1.
The official launch, by Wollongong City Council Deputy Lord Mayor Chris Connor, was held on September 25 2014, at 10am at Wollongong City Council Building, Level 9 Function Room. Over 100 people attended, including Illawarra Family History Group's Terry Bugg, Susannah Cavill and Kerrie Anne Christian. Marisa O'Connor indicated that Wollongong City Library would be conducting workshops to help community members learn how to use the Illawarra Remembers 1914 - 1918, and then how to upload their own families' WW1 stories.
We need your help.
We will be asking you to share treasures from your family's history for this period. The project partners continue to collect & record stories, as well as scanning photographs and original documents. The next Scan & Share day is proposed for October 10 at Wollongong Library.
Project partners are: Illawarra Family History Group, Kiama Council Library, Shellharbour City Council Library and University of Wollongong.
Illawarrra Remembers 1914 - 2014 NSW & ACT AFHS Annual Conference, at Fairy Meadow, has now ended - but you can view the full conference photo gallery here or on the NSW & ACT AFHS Facebook Page. Great feedback from Bankstown too. And one famous Australian Genealogist Jill Ball aka +Jill Ball didn't make it to the conference - but click here to read her excuse - it's a good one! Congratulations to Judy Bull and her team for a fantastic conference !