Australian Family History Societies

This section lists New South Wales associations from Port Stephens to Tumut, giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

New South Wales (P-T)

Port Stephens Family History Society

An extensive list of archives is accessible, which includes the International Genealogical Index (IGI) for British Counties and the 1881 National Census for Britain.

Many publications are available for sale, including:

  • Bench Book of Magistrates Port Stephens to December 1832
  • Convicts of the Australian Agricultural Company 1825-1850
  • Headstone Inscriptions and Photographs from Anna Bay Lawn Cemetery
  • Nelson Bay Cemetery Photographs and Inscriptions
  • Sydney Morning Herald April, May and June 1868

Richmond-Tweed Family History Society

The association was established in 1983. 

Many archives are accessible, which incorporate: 

  • Burials and Obituaries 1921-2013
  • Cemetery Lists
  • Census Returns
  • Church Records
  • Convict Records
  • Directories
  • Electoral Rolls

Documents also incorporate:

  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Genealogies
  • Military Records
  • Naturalisations
  • Northern Star Deaths
  • School Admission Registers
  • Shipping Records

These archives also include some relating to England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

A list of surnames currently being researched by members is also accessible.


Shoalhaven Family History Society

The association was established in 1985 to encourage and promote the study of genealogy.  Many resources can be accessed in their Research Centre, located in the historic old Pyree School building on Greenwell Point Rd Pyree, which include:

  • Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes
  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Convict Records
  • Government Gazettes
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI)
  • Military Records
  • New South Wales Wills for the period 1800-1901 on microfilm
  • Pioneer Registers
  • Reference and Source Books
  • Shipping Papers

These resources do not just cover the local area, but Australia-wide and overseas, which includes England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.


Tumut Family History Group

The Group was established in 1980 and aims to help people researching genealogy, local history or the region's pioneering families of the region. Tumut is roughly 100kms South West of Canberra 'as the crow flies' and 35 kms East of Gundagai.

Many resources can be accessed in Tumut Shire Library, which include Church Histories, Parish Registers and School Histories.  Full details of their extensive collection of resources is accessible on the site.

Some publications available or sale include:

  • Adelong Cemetery 1861-1987
  • Batlow Cemetery (1995)
  • Small Cemeteries and Isolated Graves of the Tumut District
  • Tumbarumba Shire Cemeteries (1988)
  • Tumut Pioneer Cemetery (1989)

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