This new Society project aims to identify the convict ancestry of Members.
Scroll down further on this page for information on how to contribute.
Murrumbidgee Ancestor (No. 129)
The February 2020 of the Society's Journal has just been released to Members and makes interesting reading.
* Follow hairdresser Harry Smith's journey from Yorkshire to Sydney and across country NSW.
* Discover one member's links to "The Don"
* Relive how household chores were done in years gone by and the youthful experiences of leaving home
* Learn about a Convict Poet and how a fortuitous trip to Cornwell found old family ties.
The Society is currently collecting information on the convict ancestry of Members and those in the Wagga Wagga District. Download the "My Convict" Form below (use separate form for each Convict) and return to the society's rooms or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Collated information will be available at the Library
Illustrations by Helen Lubke.
How Big Is Your Family Tree?
Your extended family is probably bigger than you think. You will have at least 8 Great Grandparents, 16 Great Great Grandparents,
32 G.G.G. Grandparents and 64 G.G.G.G. Grandparents + Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. You may know some of their stories.
What about the rest?
Why not join us and start looking.
The WWDFHS is happy to help you get started.
But be prepared for a few surprises!