is located midway between Sydney and Brisbane on the
Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia.
The first record of the town's existence dates to
September 1839 when a Land Commissioner, George
Macdonald, made a report to the Government in
Some small communities which surrounded Armidale
include Arding, Baker's Creek, Ben Venue, Black
Mountain, Boorolong, Castle Doyle, Commissioner's
Waters, Dangarsleigh, Dumaresq, Duval, Ebor, Enmore,
Gostwyck, Guy Fawkes, Hillgrove, Invergowrie, Jeogla,
Kelly's Plains, Kentucky, Kilcoy, Lyndhurst, Marple,
Metz, Mihi, Puddledock, Rockvale, Saumarez,
Thalgarrah, Tilbuster, Wollomombi and Wongwibinda.
Many of these names are prominent in our research
and are still well-known today.
The first meeting
of the Armidale Family History group was held in
1985 when a small group of people interested in the
history of their families, joined together to assist
each other in researching their family histories.
Today we have grown to have approximately 200
members and occupy premises in Kentucky Street,
Armidale, between Dangar and Faulkner Streets.
of our group is open to all with an interest in
family history; please download our
Membership Applicationform.Completed forms and a check for
your subscription should be forwarded to our
Secretary at the address given on the form.
Currently membership fees are $40 single and
$50 family. The fee entitles members to use of
the groups facilities and a copy of the groups
journal “Dust of Ages” published three times
We open for research
at our Kentucky Street Research Centre located
between Dangar and Faulkner Streets Armidale, from
February until mid-December and excepting for public
holidays: Every Monday 2 pm to 5 pm and every
Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm.
are held on the second Tuesday of each month:
February - May and September - November, commencing
at 7.30 p.m. Winter meetings, June - August are held
on the second Saturday of these months
commencing at 2 p.m. Interested members of the
public are invited to attend our general meetings.See The Events Diaryfor details of forthcoming meetings.
Our Annual Seminar
is usually held on a Saturday in October
from 10 am to 4 pm with a range of local and
national speakers and topics of interest to
Our workshops are open to AFHG members and
Occasional Workshops on
are held between 10 am to 12 noon
open free to all group members and visitors.Non-members are charged $10
to attend a workshop.
We endeavour to open the Library
for visitors from outside the New England region
provided that we are given at least seven days
notice by letter or email (a fee of $20 is
required to cover the cost of opening our Centre).