Family History Research

An important part of the operations of the Mudgee Historical Society Inc involves family history research. Archives have been compiled since the foundations of the Society in 1964 and our volunteer research team members are able to conduct research from the Society’s now extensive resources which range from original documents to computerised databases. 

To make a research enquiry

Email our researchers and include as many details as possible about what information you are searching for, as well as an overview of what you currently know. You can download our PDF research form to use as a guide if you wish.

Please liaise with our family history researchers first to ensure that we are able to assist with your particular enquiry. You may do this by phoning the museum on (02) 63727395, messaging us via our Facebook page, sending an email or visiting the Museum.

Please note that our research team is at the museum on Mondays and Fridays between 10am and 2pm if you wish to speak to them.

We also offer the possibility of Assisted Research on either Monday or Friday which involves the researcher assisting you with your enquiry by providing any relevant information from our archives. You may choose to either transcribe from our documents or have photocopies made. No photos are permitted in the research room.

Note: Assisted Research may only take place if the researchers have the time available to assist you. Our office can get extremely busy so If you are planning a visit to the Museum, let us know and we will be able to gather as much information as possible beforehand for you to get the full benefit of your visit.

 

Payments for research

As from January 2021, we ask for a donation to support the maintenance of our archives.  

Our suggested donation amounts are generally:

  1. A donation of $50 maximum charge when research involves an individual or family
  2. A donation of $70 when research involves a property
  3. Assisted Research –  a donation of $10 plus cost of photocopies if needed

You may make your donation by either: 

Internet transfer: please contact us via email requesting bank account details which will be forwarded to you. Once the donation has been made, please inform us via email. 

Cash or Cheque: crossed cheque made out to Mudgee Historical Society Inc.

 

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