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The Bathurst Family History Group Inc. was founded in 1984 by a small number of people who wanted to help each other to make progress with their family history research.

Bathurst is the oldest inland settlement in Australia and is located about 200 km west of Sydney. This map shows the approximate area we cover.

Details of our meetings and events are published on our events page and in our journal ‘Carillon Chimes’ which is posted to all members and is available in the members only section of this website. The group holds formal meetings with a guest speaker and less formal research gatherings and workshops regularly.

All members have access to the group’s extensive range of resources including books and journals, microfiche, microfilm and CD-ROMs. Some publications are available on open access in the library but only financial members can use the material stored in the locked cupboards and the Group’s computers available on research days. Other indexes and resources are available in the members only section of this website.

If you would like to join our group, membership application details and sample information are available HERE

You are reminded that Membership fees of $25 are due for 2018/2019. See here for details


Times have changed!

At a public meeting 34 years ago the group was formed. For those who recall those early days, please email me your recollections & I will add them here.

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Annual General Meeting 2018

The annual General meeting was held in the Bathurst Library Meeting Room July 21. The members present received reports from: the President; Treasurer; Members Secretary; Cemetery Coordinator and Research Coordinator. New office bearers and committee were elected. A new Life Member, Graeme Hill was nominated and accepted. The meeting was followed by afternoon tea and an interesting “show and tell” where …

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Family History Group Recognised in Parliament

The Group was pleased to be advised by the Member for Bathurst , Paul Toole MP that following our “incredible endeavours” and the recent plaque ceremony at the Bathurst Cemetery he presented a Private Members Statement in Parliament to recognise our outstanding achievements. His letter and the statement presented to Parliament can be read by clicking HERE (If you need to increase the …

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Guest speaker Graham Lupp

Our last General Meeting on Saturday June 16 was followed by a very interesting talk by Graham Lupp. Graham spoke on his recent  new book “Building Bathurst”. This book is the definitive architectural history of  the built heritage of Bathurst and a celebration of the lives of the architects and builders during the first 100 years of settlement. For details …

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