Australian Family History Societies

This section lists New South Wales associations from Camden Area to Coffs Harbour District giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

New South Wales (C)

Camden Area Family History Society

The association was established in 1996 and its aim is to encourage and promote the study of genealogy.  Many archives are accessible in their Library, which incorporate Genealogies, Pioneer Registers and Cemetery Transcripts.

Numerous publications are sold by the society, including:

  • 1901 Census
  • Council Rates Book
  • Pioneer Register
  • Pioneers at Rest Cawdor Cemetery
Website:
http://www.cafhs.org.au/

Camden Historical Society

The organisation was founded in 1957.  Many resources are accessible in the museum, which include:

  • Ephemera
  • Letters
  • Maps
  • Memorabilia
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Oral Histories
  • Photographs
  • Reminiscences

Books are also available in the small reference library.

Numerous publications are sold at the Museum, which incorporate:

  • Headstones
  • Macarthur Heritage
  • Pioneer Register
  • Tales of Old Camden
  • The Gardener's Gamble
Website:
http://www.camdenhistory.org.au/chsindex.html

Cape Banks Family History Society

Numerous resources are accessible in their Research Room, including:

  • Assisted Immigration Index
  • Bounty Index
  • Convict Index & Convict Shipping Indents
  • Pioneer Indexes (Births, Marriages and Deaths) for NSW, Qld, Vic, Tas and WA
  • Indexes to Birth, Marriages and Deaths for all Australian States and Territories
  • Indexes to Births, Marriages and Deaths for New Zealand
  • International Genealogical Index(IGI)
  • NSW Probate Index
  • Various Census and Musters

A list of Members Interests and Members' Convicts 1788-1850 are also available.  Short biographies of some pioneers buried at Botany Pioneer Memorial Park can also be accessed.

Publications sold by the society incorporate:

  • Blythswood Private School 1906-1951 - Randwick - names of pupils attending the school 1906-1951
  • Buried At Botany - A Cemetery Comes Alive
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Maroubra & District Memories
  • Maroubra & District Pioneer Register Pre 1945 - 608 Pioneer Entries
  • Randwick Destitute Children's Asylum - Deaths and Burials 1853-1916
  • St Mary's Cathedral Chapel School - 1820, 1830, 1833 Registers
Website:
http://www.capebanks.org.au

Central Coast Family History Society

The association was founded in 1981.  Many resources can be accessed in their Research Centre, which include:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Electoral Rolls
  • Immigration Records
  • Newspapers
  • Parish Registers
  • Reference Books
  • Vital Records

Full information regarding their resources is accessible, including the Library Catalogue and their CD collection. 

Many documents relate to England and Wales.  You can order FamilySearch films at the Research Centre. 

Special Interest Groups are available, which include a Writers Group, Irish Interests Group and an iPad Users Group.

Details of Members Interests are also accessible.

Website:
http://centralcoastfhs.org.au

Coffs Harbour District Family History Society

The area covered by the association covers Red Rock in the north, south to Urunga and inland covering Deer Vale, Tyringham and Dundarrabin.  Many records are available in their Research Centre.

Their site contains details of their extensive list of resources, some of which relate to England and Wales, which can be accessed at the Research Centre, located at 169 Rose Avenue, Coffs Harbour.  Their journal, 'Genie Allergy', is published quarterly.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nswchfhs

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