Australian Family History Societies

This section lists New South Wales associations from Cowra to Hurstville giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

New South Wales (C-H)

Cowra Family History Group

The Group was established in 1983 and now has over 100 members.  It has undertaken an ongoing project which aims to list numerous burials within a 50km radius of Cowra.  Details of Members Interests are accessible.

Some publications are available for sale, incorporating:

  • Boorowa District 1939-1999 - Birth, Death, Marriage, Celebration and Legal Entries from Burrowa/Boorowa News
  • Canowindra, Morongla Woodstock District Death Records 1880-1945
  • Carcoar Burials
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Cowra Monumental Inscriptions Vols. 1-7
  • Cowra Shire Miscellaneous Births Registered at Carcoar 1845-1879
  • Through the Lens - some photographs from the Pardey Collection
  • Tragedies in the Cowra District

Dubbo and District Family History Society

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Dubbo Public School Combined Girls/Boys Index
  • Early Pioneers of Dubbo pre 1882
  • Narromine News and Trangie Advocate 1924-1932
  • Narromine Public School Centenary
  • Old Age Pension Claims of Ireland
  • Pioneer Register - Dubbo and Western Region

For further information regarding publications sold by the Society, please peruse their site.

Links to their Newsletters from February 2012 are accessible on their site.  These include February, April, June, August, October and December.


Griffith Genealogical and Historical Society

The association was founded in 1981. 

A comprehensive Library Catalogue of their holdings is accessible.  Their range of resources is extensive, with items from both Australia and Overseas, including some from England and Wales.

These resources include:

  • Biographies
  • Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes
  • Broken Hill Ex-miners Index
  • Census Indexes
  • Directories
  • Genealogies
  • Griffith and Yenda War Memorials

Resources also include:

  • Immigration Records
  • Land Records
  • Maps
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Naturalisations
  • Obituaries
  • Research Directories

A list of Members Interests and information about Griffith and District Pioneer Families are available.


Holroyd Family History Group

The Group was established in 1997 to help members who wished to conduct research into their genealogy.  Their journal, Holroyd Happenings, is published twice a year in June and December. 

They do not hold specific information about the surname Holroyd but they do have a Holroyd surname page, which gives details of where you can find information about the surname.


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