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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.
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
New South Wales Family History Societies
Albury and District Historical Society
P.O. Box 822
Albury, NSW 2640
Armidale Family History Group
P.O. box 1378
Armidale, NSW 2350
Botany Bay Family History Society Inc.
PO Box 1006
Sutherland, NSW 1499
Bega Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 19
Pambula, NSW 2549
Bellinger Valley Historical Society
(Near Council Offices)
Bellingen, NSW, 2454
Family History Group of Bathurst Inc.
PO Box 1058
Bathurst NSW 2795
Email: [mailto:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawkesbury Family History Group
300 George Street
Windsor NSW 2756
Queensland Family History Societies
Caboolture Family History Research Group Inc. (CFHRG Inc.)
PO Box 837
Caboolture, QLD 4510
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Caboolture ("The Old Fire Station")
Cooroy-Noosa Genealogical and Historical Research Group Inc.
Gold Coast Family History Society Inc.
Western Australia Family History Societies
Busselton Family History Society
Carnarvon Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1049
Carnarvon, WA 6701
Geraldton Family History Society
321 Marine Terrace
Geraldton Family History Society
P.O. Box 2502
Geraldton, WA 6531
Goldfields Family History Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1462
Kalgoorlie, WA 6430
Great Southern Family History Society
Narrogin Meeting House Family History Centre
c/o 31 Furnival Street
Narrogin, WA 6312
Southern River Family History Centre
P.O. Box 108
Melville, WA 6156
(If you would like a free listing for family associations in Australia, mail details to:
Internet History Resources
23 Edith St
Leichhardt, NSW 2040
Email: Angus McInnes at email@example.com
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
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 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 FamilySearch 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 FamilySearch Catalog under the type of record. For example, cemetery transcripts gathered by a local genealogical society are listed in the catalog under:
AUSTRALIA - CEMETERIES
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