Newcastle Family History Society Inc.


Dedicated to promoting family history and providing facilities for anyone to conduct research into family history.

Contact Details

The Secretary NFHS Inc. PO Box 233 Lambton NSW 2299
Location The Mechanic’s Institiute 68 Elder St, Lambton NSW
Phone +61 2 4957 8296 (during library hours)

Meeting Dates

1st Tuesday each month, except January. September to May evenings commencing at 7.30pm June to August (winter) – Afternoons commencing at 2pm


Well equipped Library at the Mechanics Institute, 68 Elder St, Lambton, and visitors wishing to use resources are welcome. Also holds library workshops, seminars, trips and other related functions. 
 The Library houses a great number of books, journals, maps, microfilm and microfiche records, cd roms, card indexes, cemetery transcripts, local and family histories. The collection reflects members interests in families from around the world.

Book one hour slots on either of the two computer set up with internet software. Conditions of use apply. Use of library is free to Society members; visitors are required to pay a $5 fee per person per visit. 
Volunteers are on duty to help with research. Photocopying is available, also tea/coffee making facilities, and a microwave.

Library is open: Every Thursday 1.00pm - 3.30pm extended to 5.00pm during daylight saving months Every Saturday 10.00am - 3.30pm 
 Meeting nights  6.00pm - 7.25pm, and one hour from close of meeting or 10.00pm, whichever is earlier. 
 The Library is not open on Public Holidays, and will also close mid December 2013 and re-open mid January 2014.




Research Facilities

Refer to our website