Welcome to the Port Stephens Family History Society’s Website!
We hope you enjoy browsing the site. Please visit us again soon.
Our Research Centre is located at the Lemon Tree Passage Old School Centre.
The aim of the Society is to offer research facilities to members and help others research and compile their family history. The society is a non-profit association and most of our equipment and material at hand has been due to the generosity of past and present members.
Over the years the Society has built up an extensive resource library of microfiche, CD ROMs and reference books covering local, interstate and overseas regions.
Equipment available for member use includes microfiche and film readers, four internet computers and printers and a photocopier.
The photograph collection and audio tapes have all been digitised and available on viewing on computer.
The Society has access to Worldwide Ancestry.com and is a Family History Centre for LDS film ordering.
The Society’s Research Centre is open to the public between 10am – 2pm every Thursday and 2nd & 4th Saturday afternoons 1.00pm – 4.00pm (by appointment only and except public holiday weekends). Visitors are most welcome. A small charge of $5 applies. If you require additional one-on-one assistance with research, a $10 fee applies.
The Society will undertake research for a fee. Please refer to the Research page.
Several publications have been produced by the Society and the Publication page has a complete list.
The Society is a current member of the following organisations:
- Port Stephens Council Heritage Advisory Committee
- Hunter Heritage Network
- Royal Australian Historical Society NSW
- Association of Family History Societies
The Patron of our Society is:
Emeritus Professor John Ramsland, OAM BA MEd MA Phd FACE