(CANCELLED) Training & Education Session

CANCELLED…. On Tuesday 24th March we will be running a session on “The Industrial Schools of New South Wales”. If you have lost track of a family member or cannot locate them, maybe they ended up in an Industrial School, where orphans, neglected children and others under the age of eighteen could be sent. These schools maintained very good records of any inmates, so it is something worth checking.  The session will be conducted by Lesley Abrahams and will run from 11am-12 noon. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. You must book with Linda Barnes on 6887 8284 or email her at martinandlinda@gmail.com



Training and Education Program CANCELLED.

It doesn’t matter if you are new to family history research or have been researching for years, there is sure to be something here for you to learn from and enjoy. The first in our series will be held on Tuesday 25 February 11am – 12 noon. The subject is ‘Painting a picture of your ancestors using diaries, letters and images’. While you might have your ancestor’s name, dates and the towns they lived, what about filling the void of the life they lived? By using your family’s and other people’s diaries, letters, books, newspapers, images, paintings, etc. we can build a picture of what life was like for your ancestor during a particular period of time.  Our presentator will be Jo Murphy. 
Venue: Drama Room,  upstairs at Western Plains Community Arts Centre, cnr Wingewarra & Gipps Streets. Please note change of room.
Cost per session: $5 for DDFHS members, $10 for members of the community.  Pay on the day.
You must book in with Linda Barnes, Telephone: 6887 8284 or email
What to bring: A notebook and pen. Handouts will be available for some sessions.


First Share Your Story for 2020

The Society will host the first Share Your Story for 2020 on Friday, 21st February at 2pm.  As usual this will be held at the WPCC Community Arts Centre in Wingewarra Street Dubbo.  Our presenter will be Lyn Harrison who will share stories of the possessions she has inherited as family heirlooms.  Afternoon tea will be available for $5, so stop and have a cuppa after the presentation.

Regional Seminar at Orange

The Royal Australian Historical Society in conjunction with Central West Libraries will present a Regional Seminar at Orange on Saturday 14th March 2020, 9.30am to 3.00pm.  Presentations will be given by Christine Yeats, who is president of the Royal Australian Historical Society and Judith Dunn.  Topics covered will be ‘Land Title Research and the new HLRV website’, ‘What Cemeteries Can tell Us’ and ‘Digging Deeper into Trove’. This one day seminar will only cost $20 which includes morning tea and lunch. For online bookings or more information visit www.rahs.org.au/events. You can also call History House (02) 9247 8001.



Cheap transcripts of certificates from Joy Murrin Family History Service

When researching your family history you often have to purchase a birth, death or marriage certificate.  From the 11th January to the 29th February 2020, you can purchase a transcript certificate through Joy Murrin Family History Service for the reduced price of $18 per certificate.  In addition they will be donating $1 from every Full Transcript to help those suffering from drought.  Check out the website www.joymurrin.com.au for full particulars.

Family History Rooms re-open

Dubbo Family History Rooms are open once again for 2020.  We hope you enjoyed your break, but made time to do some family history research.  We look forward to seeing you in our rooms this year to continue the quest for your family history.

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