Lake Macquarie Family History Group Inc.

library books


The Lake Macquarie Family History Group has a growing list of publications available at the monthly meetings. The Library page has a complete list of current holdings. Books can be borrowed by members. Contact the librarian at the meeting for details.


The Group has limited capabilities for carrying out research for non-members.
Research requests should be directed to:

The Research Officer
PO Box 639 Toronto
New South Wales 2283 Australia.

Research charges are AUD$20 for basic local research which includes limited copying. More extensive and specific documented research is charged at an additional $20 per hour plus copying costs if applicable. The basic research fee together with a large self addresses stamped envelope must accompany any research request. Further details and cost estimates are available from the Research Officer.

Local Research

Members of the Lake Macquarie Family History Group attend the Lake Macquarie City Council at Speers Point periodically in a voluntary capacity to assist members of the public with their family history research. The Council has a facility for sessions to be booked. Details are at Family History Help Sessions


Donations of suitable books and equipment to the Group to assist members and visitors in their research is most welcome.


The Group has computers and microfiche readers to access the records held by the Group on CD ROM and microfiche. Equipment, like books from the library, can be borrowed by members.

Beginners kit

This kit contains a variety of information sheets, family group sheets, pedigree charts, hints and tips and other information for people undertaking family history research. This kit has been described as 'one of the best on the market' and is available from the Group Bookstall.



Group members are an invaluable resource. They have a varied range of experience in a wide range of topics. A buddy system of assistance is available to all members and is a means by which a more experienced researcher provides personal assistance to fellow researchers, be they beginners or experienced, in the field of family history research.

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