• Narelle Campbell named Cessnock’s Australia Day Ambassador
    Cessnock City Council is excited to announce Narelle Campbell as our 2018 Australia Day Ambassador, who will no doubt give an interesting address at our official Australia Day celebrations after leading four ‘over winter’ teams in the remote Australian Antarctic Territory.
    Read More

What's On

Cessnock District Historical Society

Cessnock District Historical and Family History Society

Family History Research

The research team is available to assist with research at Cessnock Public Library, Vincent Street Cessnock on Mondays 9.00am - 3.00pm and Tuesdays 9.00am - 1.00pm.  Other times by appointment only.

A Family History Research Service is available as a paid service.


  • $15.00 for written requests (includes up to five pages of photocopying). Please provide a self-addressed, business sized envelope with two 60c stamps enclosed.
  • $5.00 for non-members to access the Family History Group resources with assistance from members on duty.
  • $15.00 for extended research.
  • Members free.

Items for sale

Combined Cemeteries (CD only) Excel format: $20.00 plus $3.00 postage

Cessnock Pioneer Register: $35.00 plus $7.50 postage (book) $25.00 plus $3.00 postage (CD)

Other publications available. For more information contact the Family History Group.

Contact us


Dawn Reid: 4990 4209

Lynette Hamer: 4936 2493

Keith Woollett (convener)

Address for Postal Requests:

Dawn Reid or Lynette Hamer

Cessnock Family History Group

C/- Cessnock City Library

PO Box 152

Cessnock NSW 2325

Family History Group Meetings

First Monday of each month

Cessnock City Library 1.00pm - 2.00pm