Family History Group of Bathurst Inc. is based in the city of Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia. This website is for the benefit of both visitors and members of the group.
Bathurst is the oldest inland city in Australia. Consequently, people from all over Australia and overseas, too, have an association with the Bathurst district through their ancestors who lived or served in the district from about 1815.
On this site you will find information about the Group and also some general resource information for family historians researching people who lived in the Bathurst district.
The Family History Group of Bathurst recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and has a very healthy membership. Members come from the Bathurst district and from all over Australia, and also a few overseas members.
The group holds local, New South Wales, interstate, and overseas records at Bathurst Regional Library. The library is located at 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst. Check the library's website for opening hours and contact details.
The Family History Group of Bathurst holds regular general meetings with guest speakers on Saturday afternoons. Informal research sessions are held at the library every Tuesday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm.
Financial Members can access the library's computers as well as the Group's own computer which is loaded with a wide variety of ressources. Microfiche and microfilm readers and printers are also available at the library.
Out-of-town members and visitors may be able to arrange to meet a committee person at the library at other times by mutual agreement beforehand.
Many of the Group's resources are on open shelves in the library. Other items are kept in locked cupboards for which members can get the key at the desk on presentation of their current membership card and signing the book provided.