About Our Library

A GLIMPSE INTO
THE GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY INC

In 1981 a small group of about ten enthusiastic people interested in family history gathered with an aim to form an association, official registration followed and GSNT was born in late November 1981.

From the very beginning, we were involved in fundraising to purchase resources for our Library. We also recognized that there was next to nothing available for family historians wanting to know more about their Territory ancestors. So began our indexing projects.

At first, this small group met in the meeting room of the Darwin Family History Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Membership increased and we were offered accommodation in Cavenagh Street Darwin. We stayed at this address for 34 years.

LIBRARY HOURS

Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am to 5.15 pm
Saturday 1 pm to 5.30pm
Telephone (08) 89817363

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory Inc wishes to acknowledge the support of the Northern Territory Government, the Northern Territory Archives Service, the Northern Territory Library and the National Archives of Australia, Nightcliff NT Branch.

OBJECTS AND PURPOSES

of the Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory Inc :-

(a) to promote genealogical study and family history research;

(b) to further the study of genealogy by the collection of historical data;

(c) to educate in genealogy and family history methods;

(d) to encourage the preservation of personal history records, and

(e) to publish appropriate material and operate a reference and research centre.

LIBRARY LOCATION

In August 2016 we moved to 84 Smith Street Darwin – opposite Chinatown Carpark same side as the Woolworths Car Park and in the next block near St Mary’s Catholic School playground.

PATRON

His Honour the Honourable Austin Asche AC QC

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The General Meetings of the Society are held, with exception of January, on the second Saturday of each month at 1.30 pm. The meetings are held in our Library at 84 Smith Street, Darwin.   

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

Our AGM is held on the second Saturday in August each year commencing at 1.30 pm

All positions are declared vacant, nominations received by the Secretary which are then subject to a vote by the meeting.