• Free discount and entertainment guide for residents launched
    From Monday 16 July, residents of Cessnock City will be invited to collect their Resident’s Buy Local Guide. This special magazine is part of a new ‘Buy Local’ campaign developed by Cessnock City Council under the Advance Cessnock City partnership, in order to encourage residents to support more local businesses. 
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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