The Cessnock Family History group is part of the Cessnock District Historical & Family History Society Inc. All members of the parent Society are automatically members of the Family History Group.
Essentially we concern ourselves with gathering resources which will assist our members in the pursuit of their family histories. We endeavour to collate information into formats that are easily accessible & retrievable, such as cemetery lists and indexes to information already available.
A large part of our activities involve answering research requests, either in person, when members are in attendance at the Library or via mail.
We currently hold many resources in the form of microfilm, microfiche, CDs and books. A list of our resources is available in the Local Studies Room at Cessnock City Library. We have many cemetery lists, in book form and electronic format, from local areas as well as other areas of NSW.
Pioneer Registers from many Historical & Family History Groups and Societies are available for research.
We have shipping reels, Maitland Mercury microfilm and quite a number of resources from the Archives Kit.
Also housed in the Local Studies Room are resources belonging to the Library which are open to public access during Library hours.
The Family History Group resources are only available when members are in attendance at the Library.
We have computers which can be used to access information on CDs, however these too are only available when members are in attendance.