OUR LIBRARY is located at Unit 4, 84 Smith Street Darwin NT (opposite the Chinatown carpark entrance)


Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am to 5.15 pm

Saturday 1pm to 5.30 pm


Community Benefit Grant - publication of "Borroloola and Gulf District Deaths"  

The NT Grants Program is helping us to publish our research into deaths in the Borroloola and Gulf Distrct, whilst this book will be a significant publication in documenting deaths in this area, it certainly does not claim to record all deaths, further research and release of records will always add to what we know, this book will help families reconnect and to help them find their ancestors no longer living.

Publication date is expected to be November/December 2016

We thank the NT Government for their assistance with this project.





The aim of the Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory (GSNT) is to promote genealogical and family history research; to further the study of genealogy by the collection of historical data; to educate in genealogy and family history methods; and to urge the preservation of personal historical records.

Our Society holds Birth, Death and Marriage records for the British Settlement period which commenced in 1824, and Birth, Death and Marriage indexes from 1873 when newspapers began publication, to our current year, in addition we also have indexed articles that appear in the newspapers about families and events.  We have many unpublished indexes, if you are researching in the Northern Territory please contact us – gsntinc@bigpond.net.au

Due to the unique nature of the Territory, GSNT has undertaken a range of projects to identify more detailed information about people who have lived, worked and died here and those who travelled through the Territory.


City of Darwin Council

2014 'Unearthing our Pioneers' $10,000

Unearthing our Pioneers aims to establish the final resting place within the Palmerston Cemetery of those 1230+ Pioneers presumed to be buried there.  Our volunteers have spent many months collating information to confirm or correct the current signage displayed at the Cemetery.  The listing is for those who have a surviving headstone and does not reflect the actual number of graves. The original size of the cemetery was 48 acres.

Our research will establish an extensive listing of those who are buried in the Palmerston Cemetery regardless of whether they have a headstone or not. The Cemetery is a heritage listed site and it was the first official cemetery for the Northern Territory. Many visitors come to the site and go away disappointed when they don't find their relative's names listed, and then think they are not buried there. We hope our work will help those to find the last resting place of their relatives.


NT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – is having a sale, For those looking for a present for someone special, why not give them a book ($5 to $10 off) or one of the great publications like Occasional Papers which are now half priced ($5 each).  If you have not every heard of Occasional Papers before, they are great stories about NT individuals or places, gifts don’t have to be expensive to let someone know you appreciate having them in your life, or by acknowledging something special where they have offered you help.