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 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 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.

Christmas closure of family history rooms

A reminder that the family history research rooms will close for the Christmas period on Saturday 7th December 2019 and will re-open on Tuesday 7th January 2020. Time to get in and finish that family history research you have been putting off before the New Year rolls around.

Share your story for November 2019

Friday 15th November, will be our last Share Your Story for this year. We are extremely pleased with the response to these monthly presentations, and hope to continue them in 2020. For the last event this year Dr. Joe Canalese will share his story of his immigration to Australia with his family, and the life he has made for himself here. Please come along and listen to this presentation, which as usual will be followed by a ‘cuppa and cake’ with our presenter. Make sure you bring along your $4 towards the cost.

Closure of Family History Rooms

Due to circumstances beyond our control, namely a power outage for that day, we have to advise that the Family History rooms will be closed on Tuesday 22nd October 2019. At this stage this is the only date will be unable to open our rooms. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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