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. Sometimes, after a prolonged search involving several hours, little information is uncovered on a particular person or family; it has always been our policy to refund a pro rata portion of the research fee if this is the case.
As from August 2016 research fees are:
1. $20 initial fee to begin research on a request
2. $50 maximum charge when a significant amount of information can be found
Our family history clients are assured that they will always get their money’s worth!
Payments for research:
Cheque: crossed cheque made out to Mudgee Historical Society Inc.
Internet transfer: please contact the Mudgee Historical Society Inc via email (enquiries[at]mudgeemuseum[dot]com) requesting bank account details which will be forwarded to you. Once payment has been made please inform the Society via email.
Once the cheque has been cleared / payment has been verified and your research form has been received, research will commence.
To make a research enquiry, please email our researchers at enquiries[at]mudgeemuseum[dot]com, and include as many details as possible about what information you are searching for, as well as whatever details you currently know to help our team get started. You can download our PDF research form from the column on the left to use as a guide if you wish.
Please note that our research team is at the museum on Mondays and Fridays – if you would like to speak to a researcher, please call between 10am and 2pm Monday or Friday and they will be able to help with your enquiry.
The information we provide in our research is firstly based on the unique resources that are available to us at the Historical Society. This can be records such as baptism, funeral directors and burial records, or it may be information generously provided by family members or other researchers including family trees, letters or certificates. This is combined with researching online for documents that are either primary or secondary sources such as newspaper articles or electoral rolls. We endeavour to provide you with information that is as accurate as possible, but we make no representations or warranties of any kind, about the completeness, reliability or accuracy, of such information.
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