Welcome to Lithgow & District Family History Society

About Us

The first ambulance station in Railway Pde.

How we can help

 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.

St Mary's Presbyterian church & manse with the hospital above


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 St Lithgow


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.

Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award


The Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award for 2018 was won by Qld entrant Matt Drewett for his essay on the topic ‘A Favourite Heirloom I have or would like to have’, Matt wrote about a belt buckle belonging to his grandmother’s brother, which was inscribed with the words ‘God with us’ in German.  

Congratulations Matt!

Next year's YJMA title is 'My favourite rascal'.  Further details will be announced later.


Research inquiry form (doc)


Membership application (docx)


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love visitors, so feel free to come and see us and discover what we have and if we can help you.

Lithgow & District Family History Society

43 Tank St, Lithgow, New South Wales 2790, Australia


Tuesday 6—9pm 

Friday 10am—4pm (except 19 October when we will close at 2.30pm)

1st Saturday of the month (except Easter Saturday & January) 10am—4pm

Phone during opening hours:

+61 02 6353 1089