The Central Coast Family History Society was formed in 1981 when a small group began to meet over coffee to exchange ideas regarding research into their family histories.
As interest grew, and membership increased it became necessary for a more formal approach, thus the first election of Officers was held in April, 1983.
The number of members now exceeds 250, with attendance at monthly meetings averaging forty with ninety being registered in February 2001.
Since that time meetings have been held at a variety of venues as the Society continued to expand.
The need became apparent for the provision of resource material covering matters pertinent to members’ research. As a result, the Society commenced the publication of various guides which have now been replaced by the Handy Solution series.
Equipment available consists of film/fiche readers and printers, including the purchase of the latest in technology, ScanPro2000 and a network of computers with access to Ancestry Institution, Find my Past World Edition and Family Search as an affiliate Library for our members’ use.
Films distributed by FamilySearch may be viewed at our premises.
The Society works closely with the Local Studies Librarian, Geoffrey Potter at Gosford Library and we are indebted to him for his support.
The Society has over the past 40 years undertaken the recording and publishing of all cemeteries in our local government area.
Our Publications include the launch at the NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies Annual Conference in Canberra in September 2013, Lisarow Cemetery - Forget us Not - Unmarked Graves, recording 500 unmarked graves in this historical cemetery.
The latest publication being prepared is the Point Frederick Cemetery records which will be available mid 2020.