Please note the Camden Area Family History Society Research Room and the Camden Library Building will be closed for the Easter Weekend including Easter Saturday.
Australian Heritage Festival – “Shared Memories”
10th April – 14th May 2023 “Shared Family Stories”
Visit our display of local family connections. Outside the Camden Area Family History Society Research Room in the Camden Library Complex, 40 John St Camden
For more Australian Heritage Festival events visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/ahf/
Storm Damage in our Research Room – Still providing a service from Camden Library Local Studies Room.
Unfortunately, the CAFHS Research Room in Camden Library will be unavailable for some weeks while we await repairs to damage from recent rain events. Some water has still entered the room and thankfully there appears to be no damage to our resources and equipment. We have moved our computers and limited resources to the Library’s Local Resources Room. This means that we are restricted to operations from this room during Library opening hours so that we can continue to provide our service as close to normally as possible.
Our Opening hours during this time are Mon-Wed by appt, Thu-Fri 11am-3pm, Sat 11am-12 midday Dependant, as always, on the availability of our Volunteers.
We really look forward to continuing to help our members and visitors again with their family history research!
The Camden Show – 2023
The Camden Show holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Camden and surrounding districts. Despite the changing demographics of the local area the Show has maintained its rural charm and agricultural focus since the inaugural show held in March 1886 and is still one of the largest and most popular events in the Macarthur District each year.
The Camden Show Society are very pleased to advise that the 137th Annual Camden Show is now planned for Friday 24th March 2023 and Saturday 25th March 2023.
Secretary and Event Manager
191-195 Argyle St,
Camden NSW Australia 2570
The Camden Area Family History Society will be represented at The Camden Show 2023 as we would showcase our collection of local family histories as well as our Pioneer Registers and local cemetery transcripts to the local population and visitors alike.
Camden Area Family History Society Christmas Closure – Saturday 10th December 2022 until Thursday 19th January 2023
Please be aware the Camden Research Room will close for the Christmas and New Year Festive period as of 12 noon, Saturday 10th December 2022 and will reopen to visitors at 10.30am on Thursday 19th January 2023 hopefully to a much brighter and fulfilling year.
CAFHS Registers as Covid Safe Organisation
Cafhs has updated their Covid safe plan (as at 16th November 2021) for our Research Room and registered the update with the NSW Government to ensure a safe environment for Members and Visitors. Our Covid Safety Plan has been posted on our website for all to be assured we are doing all we can to ensure your safety.
Camden Area Family History Society Research Room Is Now Open to Visitors.
We are pleased and excited to announce that our Research Room in the Camden Library has reopened to the Public and is open every Thursday Friday and Saturday Morning.
Opening hours are as previously advertised: Mon-Wed by appt, Thu-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 9:30am-12noon
Our Covid-safety plan will be in effect involving the following changes:
- A limit of 3 members/visitors within the Research Room at any one time.
- Any visitors beyond the 2 permitted in Research Room (assuming 1 volunteer) will be required to remain in the study area directly outside the Research Room
- Visitors may book in advance via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Booked visitors/members will take priority over walk-in visitors
- All visitors/members to check in at the Library front door using the Camden Council QR code
- Masks are mandatory while inside the Library/Museum Complex
- Research Room doors are to be fully opened during Opening Hours
- Please do not attend if unwell, observe physical distancing, hand hygiene procedures, and wear gloves as required.
We really look forward to helping our members and visitors again with their family history research!
CAFHS Unknown Photograph Collection
Can you identify any of the people or places shown in these photos from our Unknown Collection that would help us to keep our databases up to date. Please go to the Camden Area Family History Unknown Photo Collection page and scroll through the 85 photographs displayed there.
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: https://www.pictonheritage.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/early-menangle.pdf
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.
Planning Meeting Saturday 16th January has had to be postponed.
Notice to all Members: Our Planning Meeting scheduled for Saturday 16th January in the Galleria outside the Museum to discuss planning your society meetings and events for 2021 has had to be postponed to a date to be fixed due to Covid-19 restrictions being reintroduced in the Greater Sydney Area.
We would still like to hear your ideas you may have to help us move forward and look at planning for the coming year so there will be Committee members at the Camden Museum from 1-4pm on Saturday so come in and say hello. The more input we get from our members, the better we can construct 2021 to deliver what you want.