Share Your Story – Friday 17th May 2024

Share Your Story for May will be presented by Cathy Thompson with the theme “From Little Things, Big Things Grow”.  The name came about after Cathy originally planned to write her father’s story, but it grew to include much more research and went back to the first generation of the Mcintyre family to live in Australia.
Please note the event will be held in the Cultural Centre Auditorium, on Friday 17th May commencing at 2pm.  There is a cost of $8 which includes afternoon tea.  If you plan to attend please reply by email to Lyn at by Wednesday15th May 2024.




Information Session – 19th April 2024

Continuing our training theme for 2024 we have to announce an information session for interested parties called “Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls when using online family history databases“.  The information session will show you more effective and productive ways to get the best results when you’re searching family history databases such as FamilySearch, Trove, British Newspaper Archive, Ancestry, FindMyPast and more.  It will be held on Friday 19th April from 10.30-11.30am in the music room at the Cultural Centre Precinct. The cost will be $7.50 for members and $15 for non-members. You must book your spot by emailing or ‘phone 68878284 before Wednesday 17th April.




Starting Your Family History Research

DDFHS is offering a four week course to help people who are beginning their family history search, or who have started and are not sure what to do next.  Following are just some of the points to be covered:
How to organise information you already have.
Where to find new information.
Using birth, death and marriage certificates.
How to use online databases, both free and subscription.
Finding ancestors in immigration records.
The course will be conducted on each
Wednesday in March, that is the
   6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of March.
They will run from 10.30am-12.30pm in the Music room at the Community Arts Centre.  Cost will be $7.50 per session for members , $15 per session for non-members.
You must book in for these courses so please contact Linda on 6887 8284 or email to reserve your spot for all or some of the courses.





Share Your Story – 15th March 2024

Our first Share Your Story for this year will be presented by Dugald Saunders MP, member for the Dubbo Electorate. Dugald will provide some insights into the unexpected discovery of his Indian heritage, plus his journey from Mendooran as a child to his current role as our local member.  Come along and hear this interesting story. The cost to attend is $8 which includes afternoon tea and a chance for a chat with Dugald and family history tragics.  Share Your Story will be held in the Drama Room upstairs at the Cultural Centre, commencing at 2pm.

Annual General Meeting

The Society will be conducting their Annual General Meeting on Sunday 3rd March 2024, commencing at 2pm.  It will be held in the Music Room next to Family History Rooms, in the Cultural Precinct.  Come along and support the society, meet up with other members and the committee.  Of course the meeting will be followed by afternoon tea.


Information Session – Friday 16th February 2024

Dubbo Family History committee has planned a busy year of Information and Training Sessions for members and the public.  Our first Information Session will be held on Friday 16th February 2024, starting at 10.30am.  The first topic for the year will be “DNA – a very basic introduction: Pros and Cons.  This will will cover what to be aware of, what DNA can tell you and what it cannot.  Also how to test and then use the information you receive. It will be held in the music room next to the family history rooms, with a cost of $7.50 for members and $15 for non-members. Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday 14th February to Linda by Ph. 0488 144 513 or email:


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