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Societies

Australia has many societies and organizations that may have information of value to your genealogical research. There are also some societies in the country of origin of your ancestor. You may find it helpful to join one of these societies to gain information and knowledge about the area your ancestor came from, as well as access to their publications.

Genealogical Societies

There are a few genealogical societies which emphasize Australia research. Most societies publish helpful periodicals, transcripts, compiled genealogies, special indexes, collections and projects. They also publish inquiries/queries about Australian ancestors or maintain a list of members' research interests.

The following national societies may be of interest:

Society of Australian Genealogists
Richmond Villa
120 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
Fax: 02-9241-4872
Phone: 02-9247-3953
Email: info@sag.org.au
Website: www.sag.org.au

The goal of the Society is to help people trace their family history.

The Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations Inc.
GPO Box 1394
Canberra, ACT, 2601
Australia
Contact: Contact Us Website: www.affho.org

The AFFHO is an umbrella organization for family history societies in Australia and New Zealand with interests in family history, genealogy, heraldry, and other such topics.

New South Wales Societies

Albury and District Historical Society
P.O. Box 822
Albury, NSW 2640
Australia

Armidale Family History Group
P.O. box 1378
Armidale, NSW 2350
Australia

Botany Bay Family History Society Inc.
PO Box 1006
Sutherland, NSW 1499
Australia
Website: www.bbfhs.org.au

Bega Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 19
Pambula, NSW 2549
Australia

Bellinger Valley Historical Society
Hyde Street
(Near Council Offices)
Bellingen, NSW, 2454
Australia
Website: www.australiagenweb.org

Family History Group of Bathurst Inc.
PO Box 1058
Bathurst NSW 2795
Australia
Email: bfhg@bathurstfhg.asn.au
Website: www.bathurstfhg.asn.au

Hawkesbury Family History Group
Hawkesbury Library
300 George Street
Windsor NSW 2756
Website: www.hawkesbury.net.au

Lake Macquarie Family History Group
PO Box 4080
Woodrising, NSW 2284
Australia
Email: secretary@lmfhg.org.au
Website: www.lmfhg.org.au

Queensland Societies

Caboolture Family History Research Group Inc. (CFHRG Inc.)
PO Box 837
Caboolture, QLD 4510
Australia
Phone: 07-5428-2018
Email: cfhrg@mail.cth.com.au or cfhrg@yahoo.com.au
Website: cfhrg.tripod.com

Library:

King Street
Caboolture ("The Old Fire Station")
Caboolture, QLD
Australia

Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group Inc.
Website: www.genealogy-noosa.org.au

Gold Coast Family History Society Inc.
Website: www.goldcoastfhs.org.au

Victoria Societies

Genealogical Society of Victoria
Level 6, 85 Queen Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Australia
Phone: 03 9662 4455
Email: gsv@gsv.org.au
Website: www.gsv.org.au

The goal of the GSV is to encourage and assist people with their family histories. A team of volunteers will share their expertise and skills with newcomers.

Western Australia Societies

Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.
6/48 May Street
Bayswater, WA 6053
Australia
Phone: 08-9271-4311
Fax: 08-9370-1572
Email: genealogy@wags.org.au
Website: www.wags.org.au

Busselton Family History Society
Website: www.members.westnet.com.au/busgen

Carnarvon Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1049
Carnarvon, WA 6701
Australia

Geraldton Family History Society
The Residency
321 Marine Terrace
Website: www.geraldtonfhs.wordpress.com

Mailing Address:

Geraldton Family History Society
P.O. Box 2502
Geraldton, WA 6531
Australia

Goldfields Family History Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1462
Kalgoorlie, WA 6430
Australia

Great Southern Family History Society
Western Australia
Website: www.membership.wags.org.au

Narrogin Meeting House Family History Centre
c/o 31 Furnival Street
Narrogin, WA 6312
Australia

Southern River Family History Centre
P.O. Box 108
Melville, WA 6156
Australia

Historical Societies

Historical societies can be valuable sources of information about Australia. Similar societies exist in countries from which Australians emigrated and they often collect information about Australian immigrants. Some may have information about specific Australian individuals. Many societies have special collections of books and manuscript materials for Australia that may be difficult to find in libraries and archives. For more information see Australia Archives and Libraries.


Royal Australian Historical Society
First Floor
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Phone: (02) 9247 8001
Phone (International): +61 2 9247 8001
Fax: (02) 9247 7854
Email: history@rahs.org.au
Website: www.rahs.org.au

The goal of the Royal Australian Historical Society is the advancement of education in the field of Australian history.

Federation of Australian Historical Societies
GPO Box 1440
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia
Phone: 02 6295 2837
Email: admin@history.org.au
Website: www.history.org.au

The Federation represents the interests of 1,000 historical societies throughout Australia. Members work to collect documents and images, research and publish history, present lectures and exhibitors, and protect and preserve places of heritage.

Other Societies

Family Associations

The Chalker/Charker Society of Australia
This family society consists mainly of descendants of William Charker, also known as Chalker, who was transported to Sydney in 1802.

Contact: Contact Us
Website: www.chalker-charker.com

The objective of this Society is to establish, preserve, and maintain the history of William Charker/Chalker and his descendants in Australia and to promote the relationships between these descendants.

The Everingham Family Association
The Association is made up of descendants of Matthew James Everingham, who arrived in 1788 as a convict on the First Fleet, and his wife Elizabeth Rimes (also a convict), who arrived on the Second Fleet.

P.O. Box 1039
Ashfield, NSW 1800
Australia
Phone: 02-9326-3290

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