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Current Projects


Our meetings are now held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 2.00pm from February to November inclusive. Below is a list of speakers for our upcoming meetings:

  • Saturday June 15 (3rd Saturday due to Kings Birthday Long Weekend)  – Guest Speaker - Wayne Hoppe - The First Armidale Burial Ground

  • Saturday July 13 - No Meeting as the Armidale Gym is holding a large event

  • Saturday August 10 - Speaker to be advised

  • Saturday September 14 - Annual General Meeting - Guest Speaker Bill Oates - Finding photos and images from unusual collections or that have been miscataloged. This will include a selection of local photographs


All are welcome to attend.


The group is has now finalised the updating the Armidale Cemetery books that were originally published in the 1980’s. We now have a database of every recorded burial and headstone in the local Armidale Cemetery. While this is not a complete record of all burials, mainly due to missing early cemetery burial records, the register contains over 15,000 names. Information has been sourced from headstones, the Armidale Regional Council records (1900 to 1990s), Piddington’s Funeral Directors (1903 to 1956), Trove, BDM indexes and family historians.

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An example of our journal is attached below

The First Armidale Burial Ground 

The Armidale Family History Group is collecting information on those people buried in the first Armidale Burial Ground. Our aim is to establish a database of all people who were buried in this cemetery.


We would love to hear from anyone who thinks they may have ancestors who passed away in Armidale prior to 1863 so as we can ascertain whether they were buried in the first Armidale Cemetery, now the site of the Armidale City Public School.


Our aim is to be able to publish a book on this burial ground which will compliment our recently completed cemetery register of the current cemetery.

Convict Register Of Northern Tablelands

The Armidale Family History Group is starting to collect information on convicts in the Northern Tablelands and New England area. Our aim is to establish a database of all convicts who either served part of their sentence in the district or lived in the area after they were freed.


The group has prepared a form (copy below) for anyone that would like to contribute information about their convicts. The form has a number of fields and if you don’t have the information for these fields, they can be left blank.


We will then hold this information in our newly established Convicts of Northern Tablelands file. Our eventual aim is to obtain information on enough convicts to be able to prepare a book, although this likely to be a number of years away. It will be reliant on assistance from our members in providing details of their convict ancestors.

Memorial Ave in Autumn cropped for web a.jpg


Armidale Family History Group

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