Family History Room re-opening

Did you make a New Year resolution to get back to your family history research in 2019?
The Dubbo Family History rooms will be re-opening next Tuesday that is January 8th, so why not come in and get started.   Opening hours will be 1pm-4pm.


Family History Christmas Party

Members and guests are invited to attend our Christmas Party to be held on Sunday 25th November, starting at 6.30pm.  We will be holding the party in the Science Room at the Community Arts Centre, not far from our Family History Rooms.  Cost will be $25 per head which includes a two course meal and homemade punch.  Bring along your own preferred drink, if you do not want some tasty punch.  Make sure you put on your best ‘Christmas bling’ as prizes will be awarded.  For catering purposes please RSVP by Tuesday 20th November to Robyn Allan on 0477 127 700 or email her at


SHARE YOUR STORY – Friday 19th October 2018 at 2pm

Our presenter at the Share Your Story for October will be Jen Cowley.  Jen is an award winning journalist, writer,  editor and trainer.  I am sure we have all had a chuckle on reading some of her columns when she was involved in the Photo News paper.   As usual her presentation will be in the Community Arts Centre at Western Plains Cultural Centre.  This month you will have to book in with Lyn Smith, so email her at  by Tuesday 17th October.  There is a $4 cost towards refreshment, so stay on afterwards and have a chat.

Beginners in family history research

Have you recently become interested in researching your family history, or have you been researching for some time? If these descriptions apply to you, are you a member of a family history society?

There are many benefits to membership which vary from society to society.  However you can generally expect talks on history, a regular newsletter, access to the society’s library publications with both hard copy and on line available.  The biggest benefit is meeting the other members who can share information and findings with you.

You might take the opportunity to become involved in a society project which always provides benefits and information to you.  With a new year just started why not think about joining your local family history society.  Check the opening hours for the Dubbo Society and call in and have a chat with our volunteers, who knows where it may lead for you………….


Family History Research Records

Our society has a comprehensive collection of local resources, as well as an extensive collection of records relating to the rest of Australia and overseas.  Some of the records specific to Dubbo include Admission records for Dubbo Public School, Shakespeare Burial Records, and Dubbo cemetery records which includes headstone photographs.  In addition we hold Indexes and Records of Holy Trinity Baptisms and Marriages, plus Shire Rates Books and  Pioneer and Settlers Registers.  You will also find on our shelves many published histories of families in the western area.  These are just a snippet of what we have in our rooms, so if you are thinking of researching your family history, why not come in and see what is available.   If you have research inquiries relating to this area, please contact us, we will be more than happy to help.

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