Library Resources Collection
The Society holds an entensive collection of family history resources which are held at the Port Macquarie-Hastings Library in the Local Studies/Family History Room, Grant Street, Port Macquarie. These resources include over 700 books, CD's, fiche, microfilm reels and much more, covering a wide variety of subjects.
Most material is availbale on open-shelf, with other resources restricted to members of the Society.
Member volunteers of the Society are on duty every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00am to 3:00pm to help with research.
Click here to view a catalogue of PMDFHS LIBRARY SHELF RESOURCES as at May 2017 (pdf 135kb 28 pages).
This collection of resources is also listed in the online PM-H library catalogue in title order. To view: use pm* in the "simple" search field, and Call No in the dropdown (anyword) box, then scroll through. They are not for loan, but there may be copies on the general library shelves available to borrow.
Resources are colour coded and separated into: NSW regions, Family Histories, other states; Australian history, guides, indexes, convicts, immigration and shipping. Refer to the map on top of the shelves to locate the colour coding for the NSW regions.
The HRA (Historical Records of Australia) sets are up on top of the shelves, on both sides. Overseas books (eg. English, Irish, Scottish and German) are located on the opposite (north) side, along with the journals. The remainder of the collection (CDs, microfiche and microfilm) is housed in locked drawers within the Local Studies Room – for use by society members. Any others wishing to access these resources can do so for a fee of $5 for two hours, and only when a rostered member is on duty.