Australian Family History Societies

This section lists New South Wales associations from Illawarra to Milton-Ulladulla giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

New South Wales (I-M)

Illawarra Family History Group

The Group was founded in 1984 to promote and encourage the study of genealogy, especially in the Illawarra area.  Some of their members specialise in Illawarra genealogy.  Anyone is welcome to join, whether you live locally or overseas.  For a small fee, members are willing to carry out research on your behalf.

An extensive collection of documents is accessible, but some resources are only accessible to members. 

Documents held include:

  • Births, Marriages and Deaths mentioned in Illawarra Mercury 1901-1930
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • Kiama Court Records 1852-1863 (Index)
  • Kiama Independent Index
  • Rankins Funeral Records 1963-1970
  • Shellharbour Council Valuation Books (cover 1876-1880, 1880-1885, 1911-1928)
  • Wollongong City Council Chronological Burial Register 1967-1990

A list of Members Interests is also accessible.


Inverell District Family History Group

Known as the Sapphire City, Inverell is located on the Macintyre River in Northern New South Wales.  The Group was founded in 1984 to encourage and promote genealogical research.  Details of Members Interests are also accessible.


Lithgow and District Family History Society

Many local archives are accessible at their library, which include:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Central West Hotel Licences
  • Court House Records
  • Gravediggers' Books 1916-1984
  • Lithgow Valley Colliery Payroll Records
  • Lithgow Public School Punishment Books
  • Local Parish Maps
  • School Register of Admissions

Books, maps and photographs relating to the local district, to the State of New South Wales and to other States in Australia, are also available.

Numerous publications are for sale, including:

  • Index to Biographical Sketches
  • Lithgow - The Valley and the People
  • Lithgow and District Pre 1856 Pioneer Registers
  • Lithgow Infectious Diseases Register Index
  • Rydal - A Centenary Souvenir

Liverpool Genealogy Society

The association was established in 1987.  

Documents available in their Library incorporate:

  • Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  • Biographies
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Church Registers
  • Convict Records
  • Electoral Rolls
  • Musters in New South Wales
  • Pioneer Registers
  • Shipping Registers

An extensive list of documents that are accessible at their library is available.

There are some publications available for sale, which include:

  • Anglican Pauper Burials
  • Baptist and Presbyterian Burials
  • Bench Book Indexes
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Funeral Home Books
  • Liverpool All Saints Parish Registers
  • Presbyterian Crypts
  • Uniting and Seven Day Adventists

Milton-Ulladulla Family History Society

Their site contains details of their extensive catalogue of resources which include books, journals, CD-ROMs and microfiche.  Some of these archives relate to England and Wales.  

Documents include:

  • Birth Registrations
  • Census Records
  • Colonial Secretary's Papers
  • Death Registrations
  • Electoral Rolls
  • First Fleet Families
  • Immigrations

Resources also include:

  • Marriage Registrations
  • Members' Interests
  • New South Wales Government Gazettes
  • Passenger Lists
  • Post Office Directories
  • Probate Indexes
  • Vital Records

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