About Us

A Glimpse at the Genealogy Society of the Northern Territory (GSNT)

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 officially born in late November 1981.  At first this small group met in the meeting room of the Darwin Family History Centre of the LDS Church, membership increased and we were offered accommodation in Cavenagh Street Darwin, in August 2017 we moved to 84 Smith Street Darwin - opposite the in/out ramp of the Chinatown Carpark (next door to the H Hotel) - or another landmark near us is the Catholic School Playground.

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.


The Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory Inc. wishes to acknowledge the support of the Northern Territory Government, the Northern Territory Archives Service and the Northern Territory Library.

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.


His Honour the Honourable Austin Asche AC QC

Committee Meetings

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.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The AGM is held on the second Saturday in September each year commencing at 1.30pm.  Visitors welcome.