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Resources in our Library 

  • All available birth, death and marriage indexes for the Australian States,

  • Convict records including Tickets of Leave and Conditional pardons,

  • Musters of convicts pre 1837, and the 1828 Census,

  • Indexes to shipping records,

  • Family and local history books and biographies,

  • Pioneer Registers for many parts of NSW and the ACT, and

  • Personality and locality files,

  • Mining indexes and historical  maps

  • We have a growing collection of CDs containing Government Gazettes for NSW and CDs of interest to a genealogist, with extensive records of cemetery and headstone transcriptions

  • Our library also includes publications containing historical records of Australia’s early days, some British and European indexes to birth, deaths and marriages, and the Journal of the Society of Genealogists in London, as well as journals from many family history groups around Australia including a complete collection of Armidale & District Historical Society journals and a complete run of Genealogical Research Directories.

  • We can provide internet access and volunteers who are willing to help beginners and those who have reached a brick wall in their family history research.

  • "Boddyline, a family history site for the Boddy, Davidson, Gaffey and Berryman families"


What else is available to family historians in Armidale?

The University of New England Regional Archives - or Heritage Centre - is located on the corner of Dangar and Kentucky Streets, Armidale, across the road from the Family History Group's Centre.

The Heritage Centre is open from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday.
Please phone (02) 6773 6555 or (02) 6773 6565 to make an appointment to use their resources which include the Archives   Resource Kit (or ARK).  For more information regarding these and their other resources, visit their website at: 


Dixson Library, University of New England, Armidale, has a wealth of material for the family historian.

For opening hours - as these vary from time to time - please phone (02) 6773 2458
For more information on the Library holdings visit their website at:
http://www.une.edu.au/library/ and follow the links to the catalogue.


Armidale Folk Museum, 116 Faulkner Street, Armidale, 2350 N.S.W. Australia, open from: 1 p.m to 4 p.m. each day. Please phone (02) 6770 3536 for further information.