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Initially we will reopen on Sundays only, beginning Sunday July 5th 2020 for FINANCIAL members only, by appointment,  from 10am to 2pm. Thursday sessions are cancelled for now. This is to restrict numbers in the centre at any one time.
A maximum of 7 researchers are allowed in the building besides our volunteers, with a time limit of 2 hours unless there are no further bookings for that day.
We ask that you bring all your lunch requirements with you, i.e. crockery, cutlery, milk, etc.This is for hygene reasons.
Kitchen facilities (kettle, microwave, toaster) will be available for your food preparation.
You will be required to sign in and supply a contact number so that you can be reached for tracing purposes if necessary.
Our July general members meeting is cancelled, and August is doubtful unless restrictions ease.
To make your appointment, email the secretary at sfhssecretary@shoalhaven.net.au.

The SHOALHAVEN FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY INC. was formed in 1985 to promote and encourage the study and preservation of family history, genealogy and allied subjects. It is a dynamic society, able to offer to members the use of an extensive collection of genealogical resource material, local, Australia wide and overseas, as well as a fund of skill and expertise.

It is also a friendly group. Members exchange information with each other; those with special skills share their knowledge at workshops and panel discussions such as using computers for family history and in educational seminars in various aspects of family history research.

The Society has a Privacy Policy which governs the way we store and use information. To read this, click this link: PRIVACY POLICY
The Society’s meetings are held at our Research Centre, Greenwell Point Rd Pyree, (see directions under Research Centre). They are held on the first Saturday of the month (except January) commencing at 1.30pm. Some meetings have guest speakers who have expertise in various areas of genealogy and family history. See Diary Dates for details.

We have a DNA Interest group where members can receive help and advice in gaining the best results from their DNA tests. Meetings are held in a workshop format so bring your details to access your account. This group meets at 10am on the 1st Saturday of the month (except January) the morning of the General Meeting.
Shoalhaven Family History Society
Last Updated 23 June 2020

We now offer two kinds of research services for those who cannot get to our centre, the standard one dealing with a specific family or problem or the compilation of a Family Tree for those who would like to know their ancestors but are unable to do this themselves, for more information click here: RESEARCH SERVICE


Especially For Mothers Day, remember her with flowers! 

We are now offering a Remembrance Flower Service for those who cannot visit the Shoalhaven. We will place flowers on a grave in various Shoalhaven cemeteries for you and send you back a photograph to commemorate this. The cost of this service is only $50. For further information and to print the request form, click here REMEMBRANCE FLOWERS. We will also visit a grave and take photos of headstones for you. The cost for two photos is $20. Please contact us for this service.


Are you looking for that special gift for a loved one, why not give a years membership to the SFHS to a family member and then they can do your family history with you or for you. This is a gift which will last all year round. Contact the Society to obtain your certificate for the applicable membership category the recipient falls in. (Current membership fees are listed on this site under Memberships).

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