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Remember that there is a meeting to discuss possible information sessions on specific skills thomoorw at the library at 10.00am if you can attend.

Library and Meeting Room


Former Mechanics Institute

68 Elder St 

Lambton NSW 2299

(opposite the tennis courts in Lambton Park)

Our library is open:

Thursday: 1pm to 3.30pm

Saturday*: 10am to 3.30pm

Meeting nights: 6pm to 7.25pm (spring, summer, autumn)

Meeting days: 12.30pm to 1.55pm


* Our library is closed on public holidays and also on the Saturday of a long weekend until further notice.

Visit our Contact page or the Calendar for further details.


Sharon Claydon, MP Federal Member for Newcastle

Sonia Hornery, MP State Member for Wallsend

Nuatali Nelmes, Lord Mayor of Newcastle

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Find us on Facebook where you can apply to join this closed group and so keep up to date or ask questions. 

The Newcastle Family History Society Inc. exists to provide support and encouragement for those interested in family history. It encourages the exchange of ideas and knowledge in a supportive atmosphere.

The Society was formed in 1983 and operates from the former Mechanics Institute at 68 Elder Street, Lambton. Membership is open to anyone interested in their own family history, Hunter Valley history and family history or history in general - no matter where they live. Society activities for both members and members and friends are organised.

The Society has a dedicated group of elected and voluntary members who make decisions to help the Society run smoothly and effectively. This team is very open to new ideas so if you have any suggestions please send an email to the secretary or post a message in the Suggestion Box at the front desk. The Management team would welcome others who would like to join them.

Our Library houses a great number of books, journals, maps, microfilm and microfiche records, CD and USB records, indexes, cemetery transcripts and local and family histories. Our computers have access to Find My Past and wifi is freely available throughout our rooms. The Society researches and writes publications of significance to family historians and produces a Journal four times a year. 

We accept donations of material in accordance with our Library Collections Policy so even if you are not a member we can assess images, books and research material that you may be considering sending to the dump. This is especially important for specific research into a particular family that will be very valuable. 

Our Society will be hosting the 2020 Family History Conference. Here is a link to the website that launched just after the 2019 conference. Further plans may be read on our Members Area.

The NFHS Society is a member of the following groups.
Give their sites a visit as they give wonderful advice and provide important information!


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