The Camden Area Family History Society Research Room will be closing at 2.00pm Saturday December 16th and will reopen at 11.00am Thursday January 18th 2024.

The Committee and Members would like to extend Seasons Greetings to all and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.

CAFHS Workshops (3rd Saturday of the Month)

The CAFHS Workshops will be on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 pm. This is a chance to share information and work together to help each other to solve our research problems and break through those stubborn brick walls, and also to share your research hints and tips. Meet in The Galleria outside the Research Room in Camden Library at 2.00pm.

CAFHS Research Room is Re-opening.

Re-opening of our Research Room – August 1st 2023.
Our Research Room has now been repainted and reorganised and looks fresh and bright! We will be reopening at the beginning of August. Please contact us by eMail at for further details and opening hours, or follow the updates on our Facebook Page

Early Menangle – “Voice of the North”

Early Menangle is a collection of newspaper articles written by J.J. Moloney under
the pseudonym J.J.M. and published by the Voice of the North newspaper monthly
between August 10, 1927 and July 10, 1929. At some point after the publication of
the last article, they were collated and printed as a book, a copy of which is held by
Picton Family & Historical Society and published online at:

Because of the large number of names, the text was taken from Trove, compiled and
indexed. The names were then checked against the Camden Area Family History
Society (CAFHS) database and where a distinction was required, dates of birth
added. Any errors made during this process are those of the editor.

Do You know where your Street Name came from? – Check out this new listing of street names for the Camden Area and where their names were derived.

Do You know where your Street Name came from?

Please click here to access the Street Names and who or what they were named after.

Areas around Camden Municipal Council area include:

Camden South, Camden, Elderslie, Narellan, Harrington Park, Smeaton Grange, Narellen Vale, Mount Annan, Springs Farm, Curran’s Hill, Gregory Hills, Kirkham, Oran Park, Catherine Field, Leppington, Rossmore, Ellis Lane and Grassmere. (Not all street name derivations are known, so if you can help, please feel free to let us know).