About us, and what we can do for any serious researcher
Where is Armidale?
Armidale 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 Sydney. Today, this region is also known as New England.

 
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 Streets.

 
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 Monday 2 pm to 5 pm and every Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm.

 
General Meetings.
These meetings 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. SeeDiary Dates for details of meetings.

 
Occasional Workshops on Saturdays
10 am to 12 noon (see Diary dates, open to all AFHG members and visitors.
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 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 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.

 
Membership.
Open to all with an interest in family history; please download our Membership Application  form.
Completed forms and a check for your subscription should be forwarded to our Secretary at the address below. 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.

 
The Secretary,
Armidale Family History Group Inc.,
P.O. Box 1378,
Armidale N.S.W. 2350 Australia

 
Email address for all AFHG enquiries: afhgarm@gmail.com

Armidale  N.S.W.  2350 Australia