Family History Rooms Opening on 2nd December 2021

We are happy to announce that we are able to open Dubbo Family History Rooms to members and the public from Thursday 2nd December until Saturday 18th December.  Normal opening hours of 1-4pm on Tuesday and Thursday and 10am-1pm on Saturdays will apply.  Covid19 rules will be in place. Take this opportunity to come in and read through some of the many journals we receive, or catch up with online research.

“Remarkable Women of the Central West”

Have you ordered a copy of our new publication “Remarkable Women of the Central West”?
Unfortunately, because we are unable to access our library during the lockdown , we cannot send your purchase out.  We will get them out to you as soon as possible, depending on the lockdown.

Covid Shutdown Extended

Unfortunately Dubbo & District Family History has to advise that our rooms will not re-open until after the end of lockdown in the Dubbo LGA . Please watch our face book page and this website for updates on a re-opening  date.  Keep safe and keep up your Family History research.  Don’t forget if you are a member of Dubbo Regional Library, you have access to Ancestry through your membership.  A great way to continue research and find out interesting things about your family and town.

Second-hand books for sale

Covid as given the committee the opportunity to rationalize the books on the shelves in our rooms.  Following are a few publications which are now second-hand and available for purchase. Some of the titles are shown, but there are many more books available in our rooms:
North Coast Women: a history to 1939. $10+$5.50postage
Family History made easy: how to trace your family tree and find relatives in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. $10+$5.50p
Mathews Family History 1825-1985. $5+$2.20p
Wingadee: a great Australian station. $8+$5.50p
Family History through family photos, research guide no.3 $4+$2.20p


“Remarkable Women of the Central West” book published by Karlyn Robinson

Our society is very fortunate to have a great depth of family history members who have had books published. The latest publication by Karlyn Robinson is, as the title states, “Remarkable Women of the Central West”.   This book has the stories of over thirty women who were either early pioneers, at the forefront of change in their era, or community minded women.   No doubt there are hundreds of other women who would be worthy of being in this book.  Just a few of the women in this publication are Sarah Graham of Dilladerry, Teresa Maliphant  of Dubbo,  Colleen McCullough of Wellington, Hannah Morris of Gilgandra and Betty Munro of Grenfell and Cumnock.   This well illustrated book can be purchased from Dubbo & District Family History Society for $45+postage $5.50, or in the family history rooms when open.

Share Your Story is Back!

Dubbo & District  Family History Society is pleased to advise that our popular “Share Your Story” event will return to the calendar on Friday, 18th June 2021.  It will start at 2pm in the Black Box Theatre in the WPCC Community Arts Centre.  Our presenter will be society member Lesley Abrahams who will share her story of researching her Hungerford family history through heraldic shields.  Lesley has now published her book called “Hungerford Heraldry”, which will be available for sale.  Afternoon tea will provided for a nominal $5 cost. Please confirm your attendance with Lyn Smith via email 

Trustees of one of the largest collections of genealogical and historical resources outside of Sydney.