How well do you know your family history? Do you have a convict or criminal in your family, perhaps a historical land grant, soldier or even a sporting hero?
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined Christine Unett, President of the Nepean Family History Society (NFHS) to view their vast historical document, book and map collection.
“The NFHS is a hidden gem in the Old Emu Plains School Residence and offers an extensive library to assist those with an interest in their family history,” said Stuart Ayres.
The NFHS was established in 1980 and now has over 300 members, most of who actively participate in research. They aim to assist members by providing a resource centre, guest speakers, pooling member’s family history information and working with other societies with similar interests.
Christine Unett said the community can access a range of historical resources and membership to NFHS is open to anyone of any age.
“The Nepean Family History Society is a valuable community resource with an extensive collection of records, many of them unique. It is staffed by passionate volunteers ever eager to help families trace their ancestor.” said Ms Unett
Some of their holdings include:
Birth, Death & marriage indexes
- NSW pre 1856 parish records
- Cemetery transcriptions
- Shipping records
- Government Gazettes
NFHS is located in the Old Emu Plains School Residence, Great Western Hwy, Emu Plains.
Opening Hours: Monday Evening 5pm – 8pm
Tuesday – Thursday 10am -2pm
Thursday Evening 7pm – 9pm
Saturday Afternoon 2pm – 5pm
For further details visit: www.nepeanfhs.org.au or call 02 4735 3798