Exhibition Opening at Western Plains Cultural Centre 24th October 2020

This exhibition called “True to Life Likeness: A History of Vincent’s Studio” will be opening this weekend.  Vincent’s Studios was a photographic studio that operated in Dubbo and region from the early 1900’s to late 1970’s. The exhibition charts the history of photographic studios, in particular the Vincent’s Studios.  The invaluable work of many volunteers of the Dubbo & District Family History Society has seen this collection scanned, catalogued and researched. The collection can be accessed and utilised by the public through the DDFHS.   Check information relating to this collection here on our website.
Why not drop into the WPCC and have a look at this exhibition.



Family History Rooms Have Re-opened

We are happy to report that our Family History Rooms were opened up to members on Tuesday 7th July. If you are not a member and would like to visit our rooms, you can do so by making an appointment by email.  If you wish to ring for an appointment remember our offices are only open Tuesday and Saturday. Of course, covid-19 requirements must be adhered to, with numbers in the rooms limited.  Visitors by appointment must also have a mask. It was nice to see some of our regular members in the rooms after such a long break.  We hope to see more members coming in as time goes on.  Remember we are now open every Tuesday from 1pm-3pm and on Saturday from 10am-12noon. Any changes to these hours will appear on our website and face book page.  Keep well everyone.

Re-Opening of Family History Rooms in July

As the Western Plains Cultural Centre has been open since the 1st June, the family history committee  has decided that our rooms will re-open from Tuesday 7th July to members.   Non-members wishing to visit must make an appointment. This can be done by ringing when our rooms are open on Tuesday and Saturday, or by email.  Covid-19 rules must be adhered to at all times, and non members must have a mask.  For the time being the rooms will only be open two days a week for two hours, Tuesdays (1pm-3pm) and Saturdays (10-12noon).   Updates and any changes will be subject to ongoing circumstances.  Information will be put on the website and Facebook, and members will be advised by email as well. 

National Volunteer Week, (18-24 May 2020)

This week is National Volunteer Week, and Dubbo and District Family History Society wishes to recognise our wonderful volunteers.  Without the many hours contributed by these volunteers we would not be able to offer our amazing service to the community, nor would we be able to preserve and conserve the unique records that we hold about Dubbo and many other localities. On behalf of all the committee, president Linda Barnes would like to thank each and every volunteer for their ongoing support.  Hopefully we will be back at work in our Family History rooms within the next month or so.



Changes to Births, Deaths & Marriages website

Societies have been advised that the BDM website has been changed as part of a broader NSW government project to consolidate over 1,000 websites. The aim of the project is to make it easier for customers and business partners to find what they need, and to locate, easy to understand, consistent information around Government services.  We have now been advised that the BDM homepage can be found at www.nsw.gov.au/bdm  You will also find a handy translation tool at the top of the page, allowing you to have the whole web page translated to a range of languages.

(CANCELLED) Annual General Meeting

(CANCELLED) Notice is hereby given that Dubbo & District Family History Society will be holding the Annual General Meeting on Sunday, 22nd March 2020, commencing at 2pm.  The meeting will be held in the music room of the Western Plains Cultural Centre, near our rooms.
It would be lovely to see as many members as possible in attendance at this meeting.  Stay around afterwards and enjoy a cuppa’ with other members and the committee.


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