Local Records

Listed below is a small selection of the local records available for use at our resource centre. In addition, we have numerous books, maps and photos pertaining to the local district, to NSW and to all other states of Australia. We have an extensive index card system as well as a large collection of family trees and journals and Members' Research Directories from other Family History Societies.  


Hartley / Lithgow Catholic Records  

•Hartley Baptisms 1843 to 1859 (c400 entries in this register not found in NSW BDM Index)

•Hartley Marriages 1844 to 1856

•Hartley Burials 1845 to 1867

•Hartley / Lithgow Baptisms 1860 to 1915

•Hartley Lithgow Marriages 1927 to 1951

•Hartley / Lithgow Deaths & Burials 1928 to 1952

•Lithgow Confirmations 1909 to 1949

These Hartley and Lithgow Catholic registers are all indexed and include approximately 400 records not in the NSW BDM indexes. The earlier registers cover places like Newnes, Wallerawang, Rydal, Sodwalls, Mt Victoria, Portland, Cullen Bullen, Ben Bullen, Mt Lambie, Kanimbla Valley, Duddawarra, Off Flats, Good Forest, Lowther, Hampton, Ganbenang and many, many other early settlements.


Lithgow

•Gravediggers' Books 1916-c1984 

•St Paul’s Church of England - Baptisms 1879-1939; Burials 1879-1903; Marriages 1879 - 1932. St Patrick's Catholic Baptisms 1876 - 1914. 

•Lithgow District Hospital Register of Admissions, Discharges 1896 - 1917, 1923 - 1934; Daily Record of Patients 1896 - 1917

•Infectious Diseases Register 1898 - 1953 

•Purchasers of land in Lithgow from Rutherford, Sandford & Hoskins 1882-1948 by Ian Rufus 

•Lithgow Valley Colliery Payroll Books – 1883 – 1891, 1936-1956

•Lithgow Public School Punishment Book 

•Lithgow High School Punishment Book 

•Lithgow Infants' School Admissions Register 

•Lithgow Mercury Snippets 1890 – 1970 (various newspaper cuttings) - indexed 

•Zig Zag Public School Admissions Register & Punishment Book. 

•Oral History Tapes 1987 – Interviews with older members of Lithgow Community - indexed & on CD

•Bowenfels Presbyterian Church (Rev Colin Stewart) Baptisms & Marriages 1838 – 1890

•South Bowenfels Public School Admissions Register 1930 - 1963

Capertee

•School Admissions Register

•School Punishment Book 

Cullen Bullen

•School Administrative files

•School Admissions Register

•School correspondence

•School Punishment Book

Glen Davis 

•School Admissions Register from 1939

Hartley 

•Hartley/Vale of Clwydd Court House Bench Books & Index to Committals 1837 - 1842 

•Hartley/Vale of Clwydd indexes to cases against Free Persons 1836 - 1874.  Local extracts 1836-1841 

•Hartley District Court Register - local extracts 1859 - 1898# 

•District Electoral Rolls 1869 - 1870; 1873 - 1874 

•Donations to Irish Scotch Relief Fund  1847 

•Index to Hartley Village Land Sales 1840 onwards 

•District Publicans' licenses c 1820 - 1900 

•St. John’s Church of England Baptisms 1857 - 1905; Marriages 1857 - 1909; Burials 

•St Bernard's Catholic - Baptisms 1843 - 1880, Marriages 1844 - 1856; Deaths 1849 - 1869; Burials 1845 - 1967 

•District Court House - Various birth, death and marriage certificates - indexed.

•Names of some purchasers of land in the parishes of Antonio & Thornshope Co Westmoreland 1851 - 1892

Irondale/Pipers Flat

•School Administration file

Portland 

•Catholic Church - Baptisms 1891 - 1898; Marriages 1892 - 1917 

•St Stephens Church of England - Burials 1908 - 1983 

Marrangaroo 

•School Admissions Register

Meadow Flat 

•School Admissions Register from 1919

Rydal & Sodwalls

•Rydal School  Register of Admissions & Visitor’s Book 1869 – 1927  

•Sodwalls School Admissions Register

Tarana 

•School Admissions  Register 1924 - 1970  

Sunny Corner 

•Births, Marriages & Burials 1882-1905 (compiled by Vicki Powys)   

•School Admissions Register from 1906

Tyldesley 

•School Admissions Register from 1924

•School Administration files

•School Punishment book

Walang

•School Admissions Register from 1896

Wallerawang 

•St Johns Church of England  - Marriages 1958 - 1963; Baptisms 1884 - 1920; Burials 1893 - 1981 

•Wallerawang Colliery Payroll Book 1972  

Bathurst  

•Local extracts from Catholic Baptisms 1839-1842 (includes Lithgow/Hartley district & precedes the St. Bernard’s Hartley register)Presbyterian Church - Marriages 1832 - 1850; Christenings 1832 - 1850. Burials 1833 - 1850

•Honour Rolls   of people who enlisted from Bathurst & District - includes a wide area. Many names in the book History of the Bathurst Contingents 1868-1987 by Denis Chamberlain   

Kelso 

•Holy Trinity Church of England - selected local records (Lithgow/Hartley district) Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1826 - 1867. List of people buried in Pioneer Graves section 

Brewongle

•School Admissions Register 1895 to 1996

Georges Plains

•School Admissions Register

Oberon 

•Catholic Church Records  Baptisms 1881 - 1895; Marriages 1873 - 1934

Peel

•School Admissions Register

•School Punishment book

Miscellaneous 

•Central West Hotel licences

•Local parish maps

•Aldine Centennial History of NSW 1888

•Government Gazettes - material filed under 2790

•1901 Census Enumerators' Books

•Index to local servants in 1828 census