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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.
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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 ==
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== 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 Australiz ancestors or maintain a list of members' research interests.
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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 Australiz ancestors or maintain a list of members' research interests.  
  
The following societies may be of interest:
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The following societies may be of interest:  
  
 
:'''Society of Australian Genealogists'''<br>120 Kent Street<br>Sydney, NSW 2000<br>Australia<br>Email: [mailto:info@sag.org.au info@sag.org.au]<br>Fax: 02-9241-4872<br>Telephone: 02-9247-3953<br>Internet: http://www.sag.org.au/
 
:'''Society of Australian Genealogists'''<br>120 Kent Street<br>Sydney, NSW 2000<br>Australia<br>Email: [mailto:info@sag.org.au info@sag.org.au]<br>Fax: 02-9241-4872<br>Telephone: 02-9247-3953<br>Internet: http://www.sag.org.au/
  
== New South Wales Family History Societies ==
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== New South Wales Family History Societies ==
  
'''Albury and District Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 822 <br>Albury, NSW 2640 <br>Australia
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'''Albury and District Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 822 <br>Albury, NSW 2640 <br>Australia  
  
'''Armidale Family History Group'''<br>P.O. box 1378<br>Armidale,&nbsp;NSW 2350<br>Australia
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'''Armidale Family History Group'''<br>P.O. box 1378<br>Armidale,&nbsp;NSW 2350<br>Australia  
  
'''Family History Group of Bathurst, Inc.'''<br>P.O. Box 1058 <br>Bathurst,&nbsp;NSW 2795<br>Australia<br>Internet: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswbfhg
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'''Family History Group of Bathurst Inc.'''<br>PO Box 1058 <br>Bathurst NSW 2795<br>Australia<br>Internet: [http://www.bathurstfhg.asn.au/ www.bathurstfhg.asn.au/]
  
'''Bega Valley Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 19 <br>Pambula, NSW 2549 <br>Australia
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Email: &nbsp; [mailto:bfhg@bathurstfhg.asn.au bfhg@bathurstfhg.asn.au]
  
'''Bellinger Valley Historical Society'''<br>Hyde Street<br>(Near Council Offices)<br>Bellingen, NSW, 2454 <br>Australia<br>Internet:http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswbelli/ <br>http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswbmfhs
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'''Bega Valley Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 19 <br>Pambula, NSW 2549 <br>Australia  
  
==Queensland Family History Societies==
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'''Bellinger Valley Historical Society'''<br>Hyde Street<br>(Near Council Offices)<br>Bellingen, NSW, 2454 <br>Australia<br>Internet:http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswbelli/ <br>http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswbmfhs
  
'''Caboolture Family History Research Group Inc. (CFHRG Inc.)<br>'''PO Box 837 <br>Caboolture, QLD 4510 <br>Australia<br>Email: [mailto:cfhrg@mail.cth.com.au cfhrg@mail.cth.com.au] &nbsp;or [mailto:cfhrg@yahoo.com.au cfhrg@yahoo.com.au]<br>Telephone: 07-5428-2018 <br>Internet: [http://cfhrg.tripod.com/ http://cfhrg.tripod.com]
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== Queensland Family History Societies ==
  
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'''Caboolture Family History Research Group Inc. (CFHRG Inc.)<br>'''PO Box 837 <br>Caboolture, QLD 4510 <br>Australia<br>Email: [mailto:cfhrg@mail.cth.com.au cfhrg@mail.cth.com.au] &nbsp;or [mailto:cfhrg@yahoo.com.au cfhrg@yahoo.com.au]<br>Telephone: 07-5428-2018 <br>Internet: [http://cfhrg.tripod.com/ http://cfhrg.tripod.com]
  
King Street<br>Caboolture ("The Old Fire Station")<br>Caboolture, QLD&nbsp;<br>Australia
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'''Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical&nbsp;and Historical Research Group Inc.'''<br>Internet: http://www.genealogy-noosa.org.au/
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King Street<br>Caboolture ("The Old Fire Station")<br>Caboolture, QLD&nbsp;<br>Australia
  
'''Gold Coast Family History Society Inc. <br>'''Internet: [http://www.goldcoastfhs.org.au/ http://www.goldcoastfhs.org.au]
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'''Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical&nbsp;and Historical Research Group Inc.'''<br>Internet: http://www.genealogy-noosa.org.au/  
  
==Western Australia Family History Societies==
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'''Gold Coast Family History Society Inc. <br>'''Internet: [http://www.goldcoastfhs.org.au/ http://www.goldcoastfhs.org.au]
  
'''Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.'''<br>6/48 May Street <br>Bayswater, WA 6053<br>Australia<br>Email: [mailto:genealogy@wags.org.au genealogy@wags.org.au] &nbsp; <br>Telephone: 08-9271-4311<br>Fax: 08-9370-1572 <br>Internet: [http://www.wags.org.au/ http://www.wags.org.au]
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== Western Australia Family History Societies ==
  
'''Busselton Family History Society'''<br>Internet: http://members.westnet.com.au/busgen
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'''Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.'''<br>6/48 May Street <br>Bayswater, WA 6053<br>Australia<br>Email: [mailto:genealogy@wags.org.au genealogy@wags.org.au] &nbsp; <br>Telephone: 08-9271-4311<br>Fax: 08-9370-1572 <br>Internet: [http://www.wags.org.au/ http://www.wags.org.au]
  
'''Carnarvon Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1049<br>Carnarvon, WA 6701 <br>Australia
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'''Busselton Family History Society'''<br>Internet: http://members.westnet.com.au/busgen
  
'''Geraldton Family History Society'''<br>The Residency<br>321 Marine Terrace <br>Internet: http://members.westnet.com.au/gfhs/
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'''Carnarvon Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1049<br>Carnarvon, WA 6701 <br>Australia
  
Mailing Address:
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'''Geraldton Family History Society'''<br>The Residency<br>321 Marine Terrace <br>Internet: http://members.westnet.com.au/gfhs/
  
'''Geraldton Family History Society'''<br>P.O. Box 2502<br>Geraldton, WA 6531<br>Australia
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Mailing Address:
  
'''Goldfields Family History Society, Inc.'''<br>P.O. Box 1462 <br>Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 <br>Australia
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'''Geraldton Family History Society'''<br>P.O. Box 2502<br>Geraldton, WA 6531<br>Australia  
  
'''Great Southern Family History Society'''&nbsp;<br>Western Australia<br>Internet: http://members.westnet.com.au/gsfhs
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'''Goldfields Family History Society, Inc.'''<br>P.O. Box 1462 <br>Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 <br>Australia
  
'''Narrogin Meeting House Family History Centre'''<br>c/o 31 Furnival Street <br>Narrogin, WA 6312 <br>Australia
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'''Great Southern Family History Society'''&nbsp;<br>Western Australia<br>Internet: http://members.westnet.com.au/gsfhs
  
'''Southern River Family History Centre'''<br>P.O. Box 108 <br>Melville, WA 6156 <br>Australia
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'''Narrogin Meeting House Family History Centre'''<br>c/o 31 Furnival Street <br>Narrogin, WA 6312 <br>Australia  
  
==Family Associations ==
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'''Southern River Family History Centre'''<br>P.O. Box 108 <br>Melville, WA 6156 <br>Australia
  
(If you would like a free listing for&nbsp;family associations in Australia,&nbsp;mail details to:
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== Family Associations  ==
  
'''Internet History Resources'''<br>23 Edith St<br>Leichhardt, NSW 2040 <br>Australia<br>Email: Angus McInnes at&nbsp;[mailto:admin@ihr.com.au admin@ihr.com.au]
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(If you would like a free listing for&nbsp;family associations in Australia,&nbsp;mail details to:  
  
=== The Chalker/Charker Society of Australia ===
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'''Internet History Resources'''<br>23 Edith St<br>Leichhardt, NSW 2040 <br>Australia<br>Email: Angus McInnes at&nbsp;[mailto:admin@ihr.com.au admin@ihr.com.au]
  
This family society consists mainly of descendants of William Charker, also known as Chalker, who was transported to Sydney in 1802. For full details contact:
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=== The Chalker/Charker Society of Australia  ===
  
'''The Everingham Family Association'''<br>P.O. Box 1039 <br>Ashfield, NSW&nbsp;1800<br>Australia<br>Telephone: 02-9326-3290
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This family society consists mainly of descendants of William Charker, also known as Chalker, who was transported to Sydney in 1802. For full details contact:  
  
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.
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'''The Everingham Family Association'''<br>P.O. Box 1039 <br>Ashfield, NSW&nbsp;1800<br>Australia<br>Telephone: 02-9326-3290
  
==Historical Societies ==
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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.
  
Historical societies can be valuable sources of information about Australia. Similar societies exist in countries from which&nbsp;Australians emigrated and they often collect information about&nbsp;Australian immigrants. Some may have information about specific&nbsp;Australian individuals. Many societies have special collections of books and manuscript materials for&nbsp;Australia that may be difficult to find in libraries and archives. For more information see [[Australia Archives and Libraries]]
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== Historical Societies  ==
  
==Locating Records at the Family History Library ==
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Historical societies can be valuable sources of information about Australia. Similar societies exist in countries from which&nbsp;Australians emigrated and they often collect information about&nbsp;Australian immigrants. Some may have information about specific&nbsp;Australian individuals. Many societies have special collections of books and manuscript materials for&nbsp;Australia that may be difficult to find in libraries and archives. For more information see [[Australia Archives and Libraries|Australia Archives and Libraries]]
  
Society records are usually described in the Author/Title section of the Family History Library Catalog on microfiche under the name of the society. They are also listed in the&nbsp;Place Search of the catalog under one of the following:
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== Locating Records at the Family History Library ==
  
AUSTRALIA - SOCIETIES
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Society records are usually described in the Author/Title section of the Family History Library Catalog on microfiche under the name of the society. They are also listed in the&nbsp;Place Search of the catalog under one of the following:
  
AUSTRALIA - GENEALOGY - SOCIETIES
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AUSTRALIA - SOCIETIES  
  
Some records gathered, compiled and published by societies are also listed in the&nbsp;Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under the type of record. For example, cemetery transcripts gathered by a local genealogical society are listed in the catalog under:
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AUSTRALIA - GENEALOGY - SOCIETIES
  
AUSTRALIA - CEMETERIES
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Some records gathered, compiled and published by societies are also listed in the&nbsp;Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under the type of record. For example, cemetery transcripts gathered by a local genealogical society are listed in the catalog under:
  
== Websites ==
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AUSTRALIA - CEMETERIES
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== Websites ==
  
 
*http://genealogypro.com/articles/organizations.html  
 
*http://genealogypro.com/articles/organizations.html  

Revision as of 01:35, 8 January 2009

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.

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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 Australiz ancestors or maintain a list of members' research interests.

The following societies may be of interest:

Society of Australian Genealogists
120 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Australia
Email: info@sag.org.au
Fax: 02-9241-4872
Telephone: 02-9247-3953
Internet: http://www.sag.org.au/

New South Wales Family History 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

Family History Group of Bathurst Inc.
PO Box 1058
Bathurst NSW 2795
Australia
Internet: www.bathurstfhg.asn.au/

Email:   bfhg@bathurstfhg.asn.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
Internet:http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswbelli/
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nswbmfhs

Queensland Family History Societies

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

Library:

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

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

Gold Coast Family History Society Inc.
Internet: http://www.goldcoastfhs.org.au

Western Australia Family History Societies

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

Busselton Family History Society
Internet: http://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
Internet: http://members.westnet.com.au/gfhs/

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
Internet: http://members.westnet.com.au/gsfhs

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

Family Associations

(If you would like a free listing for family associations in Australia, mail details to:

Internet History Resources
23 Edith St
Leichhardt, NSW 2040
Australia
Email: Angus McInnes at admin@ihr.com.au

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. For full details contact:

The Everingham Family Association
P.O. Box 1039
Ashfield, NSW 1800
Australia
Telephone: 02-9326-3290

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.

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

Locating Records at the Family History Library

Society records are usually described in the Author/Title section of the Family History Library Catalog on microfiche under the name of the society. They are also listed in the Place Search of the catalog under one of the following:

AUSTRALIA - SOCIETIES

AUSTRALIA - GENEALOGY - SOCIETIES

Some records gathered, compiled and published by societies are also listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under the type of record. For example, cemetery transcripts gathered by a local genealogical society are listed in the catalog under:

AUSTRALIA - CEMETERIES

Websites