Australian Family History Societies

This section lists New South Wales associations from Parramatta and District to Shoalhaven giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

New South Wales (O-S)

Parramatta and District Family History Society

The association was established in 1913.  Their site contains details of their publications which can be bought from them.

Website:
http://www.parramattahistorical.org.au/


Picton and District Historical and Family History Society

Their site contains details of their extensive collection of archives accessible in their Research Room, which is on the first floor of Wollondilly Library.  They also have a list of publications that are available for sale.

Website
http://www.stonequarry.com.au/padhfhs


Port Macquarie and Districts Family History Society

The association was established in 1985.  Their site contains an extensive list of archives accessible in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Library, Grant & Gordon Streets, Port Macquarie.  They also have a list of Members Interests.

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


Port Stephens Family History Society

Their site contains an extensive list of archives, which includes the International Genealogical Index (IGI) for British Counties and the 1881 National Census for Britain.

They have a number of publications for sale, which include:

  • Bench Book of Magistrates Port Stephens to December 1832
  • Convicts of the Australian Agricultural Company 1825-1850
  • Headstone Inscriptions and Photographs from Anna Bay Lawn Cemetery
  • Nelson Bay Cemetery Photographs and Inscriptions
  • Sydney Morning Herald April, May and June 1868
Website:
http://www.portstephensfamilyhistory.com.aU


Richmond-Tweed Family History Society

The association was established in 1983. 

They have an extensive list of archives, which include: 

  • Burials and Obituaries 1921-2013
  • Cemetery Lists
  • Census Returns
  • Church Records
  • Convict Records
  • Directories
  • Electoral Rolls

Documents also incorporate:

  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Genealogies
  • Military Records
  • Naturalisations
  • Northern Star Deaths
  • School Admission Registers
  • Shipping Records

These archives also include some relating to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is on the site.

Website:
http://rtfhs.org.au


Shoalhaven Family History Society

The association was established in 1985 to encourage and promote the study of genealogy.  Their site gives details of their wide collection of resources accessible at their Research Centre, which is located in the historic old Pyree School building on Greenwell Point Rd Pyree.

The resources include:

  • Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Convict Records
  • Government Gazettes
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)
  • Military Records
  • New South Wales Wills for the period 1800-1901 on microfilm
  • Pioneer Registers
  • Reference and Source Books
  • Shipping Papers

These resources do not just cover the local area, but Australia-wide and overseas, which includes England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

Website:
http://www.shoalhaven.net.au/~sfhs