Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc. provides a resource library and facilities for people who are researching their family history. We also have a huge amount of local history. Our resources include cemetery records, birth, death & marriage records, local, Australia wide and overseas records, CDs, books and microfiche.
Our Resource Centre is located in the Ewen Smith Memorial Hall on the corner of Tank & Donald Streets Lithgow and is open on Tuesday nights 6pm - 9pm, Friday 10am - 4pm & the first Saturday of the month 10am - 4pm.
Fees for the year 1 March 2018 to end of February 2019 are:
Joining fee: nil. Membership fee: $45 (journals sent by Australia Post; $40 (journals sent by email).
Membership entitlements include 3 journals per year, free admission to LDFHS Resource Centre during opening hours including assistance with research enquiries, 3 hours free research by the LDFHS research officer for members who live outside Lithgow City Council area.
Non-members’ research at the Resource Centre costs $10 per person on Tuesday evening & $20 on Friday & Saturday. Digital copying is allowed (subject to copyright).
Faces Behind the Facades, Main Street Lithgow is an ongoing project of the Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc relating to the history of individuals who operated businesses in Main Street Lithgow for a number of years.
Many interesting and informative stories have revealed themselves that help inform us of the people who shaped Main Street and, by their participation in community organisations and both local and state government, the history of our region.
Large scale window vinyls will be on display in relevant business windows in Main Street Lithgow as shown on the map above and will include narratives capturing the stories of individuals, historic portraits and images of the original building facades. The window vinyls will be on display from 7th May.
Grandma’s faded and fragile wedding dress, a silk post card ‘from the front’ in WWI, grand-father’s well-worn chess set, or a floral-patterned tea-cup? Are these heirlooms hidden in a drawer or in the bottom of a cupboard? What is the story behind one of these treasured items?
The topic of the essay for the 2018 Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award is “A Favourite Family Heirloom I have or would like to have”. Each year the Lithgow & District Family History Society hosts the Award in honour of the Society’s convenor, Yvonne Jenkins, who herself was a family historian and author of several books.
Essays of less than 1,000 words were to be submitted to the Society by 30th April 2018 and the winning entry will be announced on Saturday 18th August 2018.
We love visitors, so feel free to come and see us and discover what we have and if we can help you.
43 Tank St, Lithgow, New South Wales 2790, Australia
Friday 10am—4pm (except Good Friday)
1st Saturday of the month (except Easter Saturday & January) 10am—4pm
Phone during opening hours:
+61 02 6353 1089