About us, and what we can do for any serious
Where is Armidale?
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 Sydney. Today, this region is also known as
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.
When was the Family History Group
founded in Armidale?
The first meeting was held in 1985 when a
small group of people interested in the history of their
families, banded together to form a genealogical group.
Today we have approximately 200 members and occupy premises
in Kentucky Street, Armidale, between Dangar and Faulkner
We open for research
at our Kentucky Street Research Centre located between
Dangar and Faulkner Streets Armidale, from 1 February until
mid-December and excepting for public holidays: Every
2 pm to 5 pm and every
10 am to 4 pm.
These meetings are held on the
of each month: February - May and September - November,
commencing at 7.30 p.m. Winter meetings, June - August are
held on the
of these months commencing at 2 p.m. Interested members of
the public are invited to attend our general meetings.
for details of meetings.
Non-members are charged $10
to attend a workshop. AFHG members are not charged to use
the Group's resources.
We endeavour to open the
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 the centre). If you
are coming to Armidale to do research, please write in
advance to our Secretary to arrange for a volunteer to
assist you at our premises.
Completed forms and a check for your
subscription should be forwarded to our Secretary at the
Currently membership subscription fees are
$35 single and
$40 family. The fee entitles members to use
of the groups facilities and a copy of the groups journal
“Dust of Ages” published three times per year.