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,
The Resource Centre will be open from 6th November 2020 on Tuesdays from 2pm - 5pm by appointment only and Fridays 1pm - 4 pm.
Please email email@example.com or phone 6353 1089 on Fridays during opening hours to make a booking. Numbers are limited to comply with COVID-19 restrictions and to adhere with our COVIDsafe plan.
Non-member fees are $10 per person entry. When making a booking we will require names, addresses and phone numbers of people who will be visiting.
If you are feeling unwell, have a cough, sore throat, a temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, please get tested and stay home.
Fees for the year 1 March 2021 to end of February 2022 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.
YVONNE JENKINS MEMORIAL AWARD
Last year's essay competition and presentation was cancelled due to current restrictions on social distancing and holding of meetings.
Don't let this stop you from writing short stories about a member of your family. Our journal editor is always willing to accept stories for our journal.
Maybe choose a photo and tell the story. Who, what, where and why - the basis of a good composition when we were at school. A good place to start.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Due to COVID-19 we are temporarily closed. See above under STOP PRESS for the latest opening arrangements. We will still respond to emails and monitor our Facebook page and website.