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Our History

During 1983 the Adult Education Group organised and held classes in genealogy. As a result several enthusiastic people decided that to pursue their new-found interest, the best avenue would be to form a genealogy group of their own. A meeting was held in August 1983 and as a result the Young & District Family History Group was formed. The first committee was elected and comprised Ann Bell (President), Jan Ward, Neil Gow, Robin Crawford and Allen Crowe. These people were the Group's pioneers – they set about the task of finding suitable premises for use as a research centre and then started the arduous task of fundraising, for without the required funds they could not purchase the necessary resource materials. 

The present research centre is the fourth the group has had over the years, the first being two rooms at the end of the verandah fronting the museum. The next was a room in Schmidt’s Chambers in Main Street, and from there it moved to the once derelict amenities block below the Lambing Flat Museum. Having outgrown that building after a 16-year occupancy, the next move was to our current location the Margaret Newcombe Room (under the Bell Tower) in the Young Community Arts Centre.

General Meetings

The Group holds General meetings throughout the year.

Meetings are held at 2 Campbell St Young in the Margaret Newcombe Room.

All are welcome to attend.

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM is held in August each year.

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