News and Events
Lake Macquarie Family History Group Inc.

Upcoming Saturday Meetings

18 February 2023
Julie Keating a retired librarian will be the guest speaker. Her area of speciality is Newcastle in the 1800s. She is the author of several books on the history of Newcastle and its suburb. On this occasion she will speak about Women in the 1800s
18 March 2023
OPEN DAY and BOOK SALE with two speakers on this day.
AM: Allison Trindall, a Gamilaroi woman, with 20 years experience on researching and connecting families will speak on the Family Tracing Project which she has facilitated in partnership with the Wollotuka Institute of the University of Newcastle.
PM: Christine Yeats. Her area of interest is Australian History, in particular, colonial history. She has contributed to a wide range of publications as well as spoken at many conferences across Australia. On this occasion she will speak about Crimes and Misdemeanours.
15 April 2023
Terry Collins will speak on shipwrecks in Newcastle Harbour
20 May 2023

Wednesday Library & Resources Access

In addition to meeting days the meeting hall is also open for access to resources and research on the first Wednesday of each month from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm or later if arranged beforehand.

Newsletter & Journal

A newsletter containing informative information is provided for each meeting.
Copies of recent editions are available for downloading in PDF format:

May 2022 (313KB)
Sep 2022 (218KB)
Jan 2023 (184KB)
Jun 2022 (452KB)
Oct 2022 (183KB)
Jul 2022 (169KB)
Nov 2022 (184KB)
Aug 2022 (372KB)
Dec 2022 (845KB)

The Group's journal, "The Chronicle", commenced publication in August 1999 and is a means by which members may contribute and publicise various aspects of their research.
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The journal is free to members and is now exchanged with various other family history groups throughout Australia.

Group Activities

Long-standing members cutting the 20th celebratory cake.

Book launch of R M Evans & Sons Funeral Directors
held on an open day where guest presenters
spoke on a wide range of topics.

Jenny Myers receiving a Ministry for the
Arts grant from the Royal Australian
Historical Society for the Group's
St Matthews transcription project.

Inaugural president Diane Archer
cutting the Group's 10th aniversary cake.


Fay Markwell at the book launch of
Pioneers & Settlers of Lake Macquarie.

Group members at the Morisset Community Fair

Shared Group display at Speers Point on Australia Day

New Resources

The Group has an active program to purchase new resources for the use of members. This material, in book, magazine or CD format, allows members to further their research as new material becomes available. WiFi Internet access is available for members. Details of recent purchased are included in the monthly newsletter and members are encouraged to notify the committee of items suitable for purchase.

NSW BDM Transcription Agents

Access to the New South Wales Registry Office records of births, deaths and marriages is available to authorised transcription agents. Their services provide a lower cost alternative to purchasing official certificates. Unrestricted access is limited to events registered greater than 100 years ago for births, 50 years for marriages and 30 years for deaths. Further details are able from the web sites of the agents Marilyn Rowan, Joy Murrin and Laurence Turtle.

Lake Macquarie Family History Group Inc.
PO Box 639 Toronto New South Wales 2283 Australia
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