Welcome to the CDFHS

The Campbelltown District Family History Society is located in Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia and was founded on 1st August 1989 following several meetings of those interested in researching their family’s history. Our Founding President was Kevin Wall.

The Society continues to promote research into Family History by providing a range of resources for the use of all in the Local Studies and Family History section of the H. J. Daley Library, Hurley St, Campbelltown, NSW.

On the first Saturday each month, except in January, we meet at 1.30pm in the Library’s Meeting Room #1, where a wide variety of guest speakers have informed, entertained and stimulated both members and visitors alike throughout the years. Each year we hold our Annual BBQ to coincide with the Christmas (December) meeting and is held at Cataract Dam, located approximately 30km south of Campbelltown.

Come along and join us at our meetings. Visitors are always welcome.

Check the Events page for updates on our Guest Speakers and their topics.

Family History Research Room

The Family History Research Room is located within the Campbelltown City Library and holds an extensive collection of books, microfilms and other resources to assist researchers. A list of the resources available can be found on the Family History Room Resources page.

The Family History Room is open 7 days a week during normal library hours. Library staff will assist.

Volunteers are available to assist researchers on Monday to Saturday between 10.00am and 12.00 noon


Online Shop

Check out our ONLINE SHOP to see what resources are currently available. A variety of payment options are available including PayPal, cheque, money order, or EFT. Contact the Treasurer for more infomation.

Family History Courses

During 2019 the Campbelltown District Family History Society will be conducting the following courses.

Course Date

Family History Beginners

Family Tree Programs

Introduction to DNA

Trove and Newspapers

European, Asian or American Research
(topic to be decided)

Sunday 17th March

Sunday 19th May

Sunday 21st July
(tentative date only)

Sunday 22nd September

Sunday 17th November

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General Meetings

Date Topic Speaker
Mar 2  Ancestry.com Jason Reeves 
Apr 6  To be advised    
May 4   Glenalvon  
    To be held at Glenalvon
Jun 1  Cemeteries in Australia  Lisa Murray
Jul 6  To be advised  
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Windows into Wartime

Windows into Wartime is a new exhibition produced by State Records NSW for the Centenary of Anzac and to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the First World War.