About Us



A Glimpse at the Genealogy Society

of the Northern Territory (GSNT)

(more about our Family History Place Library under the "About us" tab)

In 1981 a small Darwin 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 fund raising to purchase resources for our Library.  We also recognised that there was next to nothing available to 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.


Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am to 5.15 pm

Saturday 1pm to 5.30 pm

Telephobne 08 89 81 73 63


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

OBJECTS AND PURPOSES of The Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory Incorporated:

(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.


In August 2017 we moved to 84 Smith Street Darwin - opposite Chinatown Carpark and near St Mary's Catholic School playground.


His Honour the Honourable Austin Asche AC QC


The General Meetings of the Society are held on the second Saturday of every month, except January, at 1.30pm in the Society’s Library, ground floor 84 Smith Street Darwin.