Australian Family History Societies

This section lists New South Wales associations from Tumut to Tweed Gold Coast, the Northern Territory association, and Queensland associations from Caboolture to Cairns and District giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

New South Wales (T-Z)

Northern Territory

Queensland (A-C)

New South Wales

Tumut Family History Group

The Group was established in 1980 and aims to help people researching genealogy, local history or the region's pioneering families of the region. Tumut is roughly 100kms South West of Canberra 'as the crow flies' and 35 kms East of Gundagai.

Their site contains details of their extensive collection of resources that are accessible at Tumut Shire Library. These include Church Histories, Parish Registers and School Histories.

They also have some publications for sale, which include:

  • Adelong Cemetery 1861-1987
  • Batlow Cemetery (1995)
  • Small Cemeteries and Isolated Graves of the Tumut District
  • Tumbarumba Shire Cemeteries (1988)
  • Tumut Pioneer Cemetery (1989)
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nswtfhg/TFHG.html


Tweed Gold Coast Family History and Heritage Association

Their site contains details of their wide range of resources which include microfiche, microfilm, books, magazines, maps and directories which are accessible at their Research Room located at the South Tweed Sports Club, South Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia(4 Minjungbal Drive).  

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

Website:
http://www.tweedgoldcoastfamilyhistoryheritageassociation.bravehost.com


Northern Territory


Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory

The association was founded in 1981, and its main aim is to promote the study of genealogy.  

They have some cemetery photographs on their site, which include:

  • Brock's Creek (Zapopan)
  • Fort Dundas
  • Maranaboy
  • Port Darwin Camp
  • Rum Jungle
  • Southport
  • Stapleton

Their website gives details of publications for sale, which include:

  • Alien Registers
  • Births, Marriages and Deaths Registers
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Returns
  • Directories
  • Newspaper Indexes
  • Pastoral and Mining Leases
  • Police Journals
  • Probate Indexes
  • Shipping Indexes

They also have pages relating to overseas Countries, including England and Wales.

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


Queensland


Caboolture Family History Research Group

Their site gives details of their extensive list of archives, which includes the 1881 UK Census on CD-ROM.  They have a Message Board and a list of surnames currently being researched by members is also available.

Website:
http://cfhrg.tripod.com/


Carins and District Family History Society

The association was founded in 1989 to promote and encourage genealogical research in Cairns and its surrounding areas.  They have an extensive collection of archives, which include the GRO Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1837-1910 and the 1841-1891 Censuses of England and Wales on Microfilm and CD-ROM. 

They also have a list of Members Interests.

Website:
http://www.cdfhs.org


Caloundra Family History Research

The Group was established in 1993.  Their site gives details of their extensive collection of archives, which can be accessed at their Library.  They also have a list of Members Interests.

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