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 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 computer by showing their current membership card at the front desk and signing the book to obtain the key. Other indexes and resources are available in the members only section of this website.

News


Bathurst Regional Heritage Awards

The Bathurst Family History Group were finalist in the Bathurst Regional Heritage Awards and received two “Highly Commended” Certificates with the following citations: “The Line of Bonnets is a project of the Bathurst Family History Group. It is part of the “Roses from the Heart” Project honouring the nearly 25,000 convict women who were sent to Australia and stayed. A …

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Holy Trinity Church Cemetery Wander

30 + Members and Guests attended Bathurst Family History Groups Cemetery Wander Saturday June 17. Many thanks to Carol Churches and Jan Page for such interesting information about the people buried in the Holy Trinity Churchyard. We all enjoyed a delicious lunch and catchup afterwards at Paddys Kelso.

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Cemetery Restoration Project nominated for Chifley Heritage Award

The group has received a second nomination for the Chifley Heritage Award, this time for the Cemetery Restoration Project. The award, which will be announced on May 6 at the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal and Bathurst Regional Heritage Awards dinner, will go to the project that demonstrates the most outstanding contribution to the built, natural or cultural heritage of the Bathurst …

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Line of Bonnets project nominated for Chifley Heritage Award

The group has been nominated for a Chifley Heritage Award for our Line of Bonnets project. The award, which will be announced on May 6 at the Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal and Bathurst Regional Heritage Awards dinner, will go to the project that demonstrates the most outstanding contribution to the built, natural or cultural heritage of the Bathurst region. The Line …

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