Welcome to our Website


Bathurst, NSW, Australia Bathurst Family History Group Inc. is based in the city of Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia. This website is for the benefit of both visitors and members of the group.

Bathurst is the oldest inland settlement in Australia. Consequently, people from all over Australia and overseas, too, have an association with the Bathurst district through their ancestors who lived or served in the district from about 1815.

On this site you will find information about the Group and also some general resource information for family historians researching people who lived in the Bathurst district.

The Bathurst Family History Group was established more than thirty years ago and has a very healthy membership. Members come from the Bathurst district and from all over Australia, and also a few overseas members.

The group's resources include local, New South Wales, interstate, and overseas records which are located within Bathurst Regional Library at 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst. Please contact the Group if you wish to access these resources.

The Bathurst Family History Group holds regular general meetings with guest speakers on Saturday afternoons. Informal research sessions are held at the library every Tuesday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm.

Financial Members can access the library's computers as well as the Group's own computer which is loaded with a wide variety of resources. Microfiche and microfilm readers and printers are also available at the library.

Out-of-town members and visitors may be able to arrange to meet a committee person at the library at other times by prearranged mutual agreement.

Many of the Group's resources are on open shelves in the library. However, the majority of our resources are stored in locked cupboards. The key is available at the front desk of the library. Members need to present their current membership card and sign the book provided to get the key.

                This site was awarded the Fellowes Award for content in 2011.