Family History

The resources on this page complement and build on information you can obtain from the online Pioneers and Births, Deaths and Marriages indexes available in the library.

Internet History Resources

State Archives of NSW

The Library also provides a collection of genealogical material including resources in microform and accompanying finding aids and indexes.

Catholic Diocese Registers

The Historic Registers which include baptisms, burials and marriages of the Bathurst Diocese. For enquiries, please contact Bathurst Library.

Bathurst Newspapers

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

Explore the Bathurst Cemetery Index(PDF, 4MB)

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.

For all research enquiries please contact Bathurst Library. If you intend to visit Bathurst Library to research your family history, please contact us beforehand to make sure specialist staff will be available.


Phone: 6333 6281

The Bathurst Family History Group

The Bathurst Family History Group provides assistance to people researching their genealogy. The group hold free research assistance in the library. Please contact Bathurst Library or the Bathurst Family History Group for dates of these sessions.

Bathurst Family History Group contact details:

176 Russell St (PO Box 1058), Bathurst NSW  2795

Phone: 0479 041 058