During 1983 the Adult Education Group organised and held
classes in genealogy. As a result several enthusiastic people decided that
to pursue their new-found interest, the best avenue would be to form a
genealogy group of their own. A meeting was held in August 1983 and as a result
the Young & District Family History Group was formed. The first
committee was elected and comprised Ann Bell (President), Jan Ward, Neil Gow,
Robin Crawford and Allen Crowe. These people were the Group's pioneers – they
set about the task of finding suitable premises for use as a research centre
and then started the arduous task of fundraising, for without the required
funds they could not purchase the necessary resource materials.
The present research centre is the fourth the group has had over the years, the
first being two rooms at the end of the verandah fronting the museum. The next
was a room in Schmidt’s Chambers in Main Street, and from there it moved to the
once derelict amenities block below the Lambing Flat Museum. Having outgrown
that building after a 16-year occupancy, the next move was to our current
location the Margaret Newcombe Room (under the Bell Tower) in the Young
Community Arts Centre.
The Group holds our monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of months of February, May & November (these are subject to change)
Meetings are held at 2 Campbell St Young in the Margaret Newcombe Room commencing at 7.00pm.
A light supper is held at the completion of the meeting. All are welcome to attend.