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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 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.

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 overdue for 2017/2018. See here for details


2017 Christmas Lunch

An enjoyable Christmas Lunch was held by 44 members of the Group at the Bathurst RSL Club on Saturday December 9, 2017.      Click heading for photos  

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Limekilns Book Launch

The book launch of ‘History of Limekilns NSW’ by Colin Ferguson was held in the Holy Trinity Church Hall, Kelso on November 25, 2017. Click heading for photos  

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General Meeting

The latest General Meeting was held on Saturday 16 September. This was attended by over 20 members and guests. The group currently has 280 members from all parts of Australia. Some matters that were raised were: The Code of Ethics (available on this website) has been expanded; Council has made a grant available of $2,000 towards our ongoing marking of …

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Barton Park Cemetery- St John’s Wallerawang

30 Members and guests attended Bathurst Family History Group’s Cemetery Wander Saturday August 12. Interesting information about people buried at Barton Park cemetery was provided by Danny Whitty. Barton Park is a private cemetery used by the Walker/Barton family from the 1840’s until the 1940’s The headstones of most of those buried at this cemetery were raised by over 3 …

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