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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 in our Family History Centre.

Members and non-members have access to the group’s extensive range of resources including books and journals, microfiche and CD-ROMs in our Family History Centre. Click here for details.These premises have Wi-Fi connected, which enables members to use either their tablets, laptops or the Groups computers to connect to the internet. Initially the Family History Centre will be open to members Mondays and Thursdays 10am – 1pm . Other indexes and resources are available in the members only section of this website.

The Group moved into new premises during 2019. For details of the location and opening times please click HERE.

The Group has a research team at the Bathurst Library every Tuesday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm to assist members, and the public with their family history research.

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 2019/2020. See here for details

News


New Book & USB releases

Jan Page has recently released her new book ‘From Flagpole to Carillon’ which is available through the Group. A number of other books have been reprinted (‘Feeding the Family’ & ‘Stories about the Bathurst Migrant Camp’): • All 200 issues of the Carillon Chimes are now available on a USB together with a search program that enables the searching of …

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35th Anniversary Party

The Bathurst Family History Group on Saturday November 16, celebrated 35 years since its formation with a party held in the Senior Citizens Centre. This get-together was also the opportunity to have our new centre officially opened by the Local State Member of parliament Paul Toole, who had arranged a grant to assist in setting up our new premises.  

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Memorial Wall Unveiled at Bathurst Cemetery, Saturday 16 November 2019.

The Bathurst Family History Group has carried out a significant amount of restoration and maintenance of existing headstones at the Bathurst Cemetery and has erected a number of headstones on unmarked graves over recent years. A number of individuals have sought assistance in recognising a family member who is buried at the cemetery, but whose exact location is unknown. The …

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Book Launch “Fair Delinquents?”

A Book Launch “Fair Delinquents?” by Leonie Blair, was held at the Senior Citizens Centre on Saturday 16 November. The book is available from here.

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