Hawkesbury Family History Group

MarriageThe Hawkesbury Family History Group is a support and information group for family historians with an interest in the Hawkesbury district covering the Hawkesbury LGA including the Hawkesbury, Colo, Grose and Macdonald River. Which covers from Bilpin and Kurrajong to St. Albans/Wisemans Ferry, to Pitt Town, McGraths Hill, Riverstone, Windsor and Richmond. Also Ebenezer, Freemans Reach, Wilberforce, Sackville, North Richmond, Yarramundi and Agnes Banks. This group is co-ordinated by the Local History Librarian of Hawkesbury Library. The Hawkesbury Family History Group does not have its own library and researchers are encouraged to visit the Local Studies Collection which holds a wealth of material relating to family and local history.

The Hawkesbury Family History Group was formed in 1982 due to the increasing popularity of family history.  The Group regularly donates research tools such as indexes, books, CD-ROMs etc to the Hawkesbury Library's Local Studies Collection.  


  • Interested in family history research?
  • Tracing where your ancestors originated?
  • Come along & meet like minded persons & learn more about genealogy

Meetings are held every 2nd Wednesday of the month (except January) from 10am to 11.45am in the Tebbutt Room in Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street Windsor, NSW 2756.

Guest speakers feature at each meeting, talking on a variety of topics, relating to family & local history. Attendance at meetings range from about 25 to 75, with some people travelling long distances to attend. 

Family History Classes

The Library regularly runs classes relating to family history. To find out what classes are on offer, view the current Library, Museum, Gallery What's On brochure.


The Group does not undertake research on behalf of others. The Library offers a very basic research service on material that is unique to the collection.  This is only available to people living unreasonable distances from the library, making a personal visit impossible.  Fees apply.  Council's fees and charges are included in the current Operational Plan, part 2.

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For further information on the Hawkesbury Family History Group contact:

Community History Librarian

Email: history@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

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