Member Support Groups
Port Macquarie and Districts Family History Society provides interested members with a number of support groups to assist with their research endeavours and interests.
Coordinated by member volunteers with both a particular interest and expertise in the area, these groups offer both practical and procedural research support, resources and advice. The support groups also provide members with opportunities to discuss issues and solve problems, particular to their area of interest.
Convict Support Group
Research Support Group
23rd March- Cancelled
Wed 28th October
5th October-Public Hol
Meeting Dates: 2020
14th September - Cancelled
1st December, 10am
Convict Support Group - Coordinator: Clive Smith
This was a new group in 2019 and aims to continue in 2020 with a revised format. We aim to look at our own ancestor convicts and also some of the convicts who came to Port Macquarie.
Please come to the group if you have an interest in research and have free time to support your society.
DNA Support Group - Coordinator: Ken Hunt
Genetic genealogy is a way for genealogists to go beyond what they can learn from personal knowledge, relatives or historical documentation. DNA testing gives us matches to relatives, many of whom will be unknown to us.
Consisting of members of our family history group, we meet regularly to exchange success stories and discuss new tools, ideas and topics.
We also have a closed Facebook page which we find is a great way of providing information about what is happening in the world of DNA genealogy.
We look forward to welcoming new members.
Writers' Group - Coordinator: Diane Gillespie
The writer's group is an informal group of writers who listen, share and provide support and information - of all kinds - about writing and publishing family histories.
Each month, an interesting writing exercise aimed at getting members to the desk and writing, is suggested.
It does not matter at what stage you are with your research and/or writing. You will find a friendly and interesting group of members who will listen to and share your writing journey from those first tentative words right through to publishing your work.
So, come along and join our enthusiastic and welcoming group.
Family Search Group - Coordinators: Robyn Denley/Pauline Every
Family Search is a genealogy organisation operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
It is the largest genealogy organisation in the world.
Find your family, discover yourself.
Learn where you came from and get to know who you are.
This is a free "worldwide" family tree.
Group Coordinator, Robyn Denley, who served in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for 18 months - primarily in British, Australian and New Zealand research - can provide valuable and expert assistance for interested members.
Research Support Group - Coordinators: Clive Smith/Rex Toomey
Research group provides members with the opportunity to explore a variety of topics related to the family history research.
Each month, members are supported in learning about new record types and/or practical research methods and procedures. This group aims to keep members informed and up-to-date with current trends and resources relating to researching their family history.
Come along and be a part of our enthusiastic learning community.