Family History


Family History (Maddy Family)The Family History Group of Bathurst provides assistance to people researching their genealogy.  The group meets each Tuesday afternoon in the library to discuss their interests and to share their resources. 

Catholic Diocese Registers.

The Historic Registers which include baptisms, burials and marriages of the Bathurst Diocese. Download the request form  here and post with payment to : 

Bathurst Family History Group P.O. Box 1058 Bathurst NSW 2795 

In addition to web sites the library has databases such as Ancestry Library* and Find my past* which can trace families for generations; Internet History Resources provides images of historical documents. These records complement and build on information you can obtain from the online Pioneers and Births, Deaths and Marriages indexes available in the library.

Bathurst newspapers from as early as the 1840's are available on microfilm.  There is also an index to Bathurst Cemetery and guides to cemeteries throughout the Bathurst Region.

The Library also provides a collection of genealogical material including State Archives of NSW resources in microform and accompanying finding aids and indexes.
If you intend to visit Bathurst Library especially to research your family's history, please be advised that specialist staff may not be available on weekends.

For further information please contact The Bathurst Family History Group's Research Co-ordinator Joy Richens on  0479 041 058. They are also available via email -   or contact Maria Patterson at the library, ph:(02) 6333 6281.

The Bathurst Family History Group are located at:

176 Russell St

PO Box 1058

Bathurst NSW  2795

ph 0407 224 154

OPEN: Mon & Thurs 10am - 1pm

*Available in the Library only


Bathurst Cemetery Index

Cemetery records are of great importance and can provide a wealth of information when searching your family history. The Bathurst Cemetery Index can provide interesting information of burial details when tracing your ancestors. Browse the index to discover names of the deceased, ages and dates of death and burial, religious denominations, portions of the cemetery, locations of grave sites where they are buried and if there is a headstone.

Please contact the Bathurst Library as further information may be available.

Bathurst Cemetery Index