Resource centre & meeting rooms
Our resource centre/library and meeting rooms are
in the Ewen Smith Memorial Hall situated on the corner of Tank &
Donald/Guy Sts in Lithgow NSW.
view on Google maps: http://g.co/maps/gwy8
Opening hours (see below for temporary closure
1st Saturday of the month (except on long weekends)
for the year 1 March 2013 to end of February 2014 are: $5 joining
fee (a one-off fee to cover admin costs), $45 membership fee
(includes 3 journals posted to member's address, free admission to
LDFHS library during opening hours including assistance with
research enquiries, 2 hours free research by LDFHS research officer
for members who live outside Lithgow City Council area.)
Guidelines for use of our centre:
of Records at LDFH&S INC Resource Centre
is a condition of entry that researchers are to use the
lockers provided for the secure storage of personal articles, including
handbags and other bags and larger folders.
following items may be taken into the Resource Centre:
of paper, loose paper, A4 and other bound notebooks
and spectacle case
computer without the bag. It must operate on battery power or on mains
power in designated area due to OH&S requirements.
camera. Use is allowed subject to Copyright or Deed of Gift not
Please note the
USB sticks / thumb drives or other portable drives are not to be
used in LDFHS computers.
CDs or DVDs can only be used in Society computers
Digital scanning of records is not
Phone number (during library hours)
+61 (02) 6353 1089
Please send all postal inquiries to:
PO Box 516
(Please include a large SAE)
To download a research inquiry form click here.
(remove ‘nospam’ to email us). Please also use
this email address to contact the webmaster.
Graveside Flower Service
We provide a graveside flower service.
for further details.
download a membership form click here.
download a credit card authority form click here
to the LDFHS Rooms
note that the LDFHS rooms will be closed from 2nd April 2013 while the building work is undertaken.
The extension to the Society's Resource Centre and
disabled access ramp has been completed as far as the Council budget
allowed and includes removal and replacement of the asbestos roof on the
existing building. There is still work to be completed before the
Resource Centre can re-open. This will include security and access
lights outside, interior lights, power points, gyprock in the new
section and in the old entry to provide a storage area, archivtraves
around windows and doors and skirting boards. Painting is to be done and
carpet laid in the new area (4 metres x 4 metres) This work will need to
be completed before the library is re-opened and the Executive is
currently working towards getting this work done as soon as possible.
suggest that you contact the Society by email or phone Eleanor Martin on 0429 932 319 to check if the Society's library will be
open for research. Some views of the progress:
16 April 2013
16 April 2013
1 May 2013
Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award
Due to the closure of our resource centre for additions
and renovations, the closing date for the above award is now Friday 31st
May 2013. The title for the essay is "My Ancestor's Journey to
Australia". It is open to all financial members except the judges.
Details and an entry form were sent to all members with their membership
mailout and are also in the latest journal.