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.

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Courses for 2019

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

Course Date

Trove and Newspapers

Introduction to DNA

Sunday 22nd September

Sunday 17th November

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General Meetings

Date Topic Speaker
Sept 7 Cockatoo Island Sue Castrique
Oct 5 Ryserson Index Rob Atkins
Nov  2 Members discussion  
Dec 7 General meeting & Christmas party  
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Bushrangers in NSW

A talk to be presented at the Camden Library Museum 14 Sep 2019, 12pm.
Admission by gold coin donation.

 The Burial Files

What lies beneath Sydney's Central Station? The NSW State library presents a series of 7 podcasts commencing 10 June 2019.

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