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First Share Your Story for 2019 on 15th February

Welcome to 2019, the committee has hit the ground running with the first Share your Story listed for Friday 15th February.  Our first presenter for the year will be Dorothy Blake from Wellington who will share her research on “Women of Wellington” and their part in the development of Wellington and the surrounds.  The event will commence at 2pm at the Western Plains Cultural Centre, with a $4 cost to cover the cost of afternoon tea.  For catering purposes we need your RSVP by Tuesday 12th February to Lyn Smith at

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………….