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Family History Society of Singleton Inc.

Family History Society of Singleton Inc:

- Promotes the study of Family History and Heritage.

- Collects, manage and maintain documentation and records for the purpose of local family and local history study.

- Assists those researching their own family history.

- Researches, studies and documents family, local and applied history which benefits members and the wider community. - Maintains a comprehensive Library

The library resources are not limited to the Singleton local area and include the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, National and International acquisitions. Resources include and are not limited to Birth, Deaths and Marriages, Obituaries, Cemetery Records, Convict Indents, Electoral Rolls, Maps, Immigration and Military records.

- Produces a newsletter The Patricks' Plains Gazette three times a year.

Brief history: The Family History Society of Singleton Inc. has functioned for over thirty years and is a volunteer based organisation. The Society is within the Wonaruah/Wonnarua custodial land and acknowledges the importance of pre European history. The Society has grown over these years because of the Patrick Plains and Singleton Shire's rich and diverse history. As one of the earliest European rural communities of the Hunter and NSW, the area can boast that many of its early European residents were those who influenced the progression from Colony to a Nation.

Properties such as Redbournberry, Glendon, Ravensworth, Neotsfield, Castle Forbes, Plashett and Wambo to name but a few; agricultural enterprises, industry and commercial prospects and the coming of the railway have ensured the family connections to Singleton Shire run deep and spread far and wide.

From its beginnings, the Society has worked in a collaborative way with members, the wider community and other organisations. The members have built and retained a huge resource library and pride themselves on being a friendly interactive organisation; welcoming all who attend their facilities in the historic Mechanics Institute building. Those who contact the Society from distant places will be given every assistance, within the capabilities of the Society to progress their research.  The Society welcomes the opportunity to show off its resources and appointments can be facilitated if required outside Library opening hours.

Listing Details

Address
PO Box 422, , , 2329
Contact Person
Lyn MacBain - Chairperson, on 0265722235, Pauline McLoughlin - Secretary on, 0265721933.
Held At
Mechanics Institute Singleton- 74 George Street Singleton.NSW. 2330
Opening Hours/Meeting Times
Wednesdays 12-3pm, Saturdays 1-4pm
Fees/Costs
Single $30.00 pa, Family $35.00pa, Non Members Visits $5.00
Current Members
approx 80