Welcome to the Port Stephens Family History Society's Website!

We hope you enjoy browsing the site. Please visit us again soon.

Our Research Centre is located at the Lemon Tree Passage Old School Centre.

The aim of the Society is to offer research facilities to members and help others research and compile their family history. The society is a non-profit association and all our equipment and material at hand has been due to the generosity of past and present members.

Over the years the Society has built up an extensive library of microfiche, CD ROMs and books covering local, interstate and overseas regions.

Resource equipment available for members' use include microfiche and film readers, computers, a photocopier and a microfiche reader-printer.

The Society now has access to Worldwide Ancestry.com

The Society's library is open to the public 11.00am - 3.00pm every Tuesday afternoon, 2nd & 4th Saturday afternoons 1.00pm - 4.00pm (by appointment only and except public holiday weekends). Visitors are most welcome. A small charge of $5 applies. If you require one-on-one assistance with research, a $10 fee applies.  The Society will undertake research for a small fee please refer to the Research  page.

Several publications have been produced by the Society the Publication  page has a complete list.

The Society is a member of the following organizations:

  • Royal Australian Historical Society
  • Society of Australian Genealogists
  • NSW Association of Family History Societies


    The Society's Patron is:

    Emeritus Professor John Ramsland, OAM BA MEd MA Phd FACE