We are a fun, friendly group who enjoy researching Family History. Whether you are starting out on your research journey or you are looking for a group of likeminded souls, we invite you to drop in for a chat or join us at our monthly events. We look forward to meeting you soon. We have many records specifically relating to this area, but members and visitors can also access national and worldwide resources at the Marie Hart Library.

We are located at: 6 Regatta Avenue Ballina NSW 2478

Email: secretaryrtfhs1@yahoo.com

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Area We Cover

Our Library is based in the beautiful town of Ballina in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales.

The Richmond-Tweed Family History Society takes its name from the area between two local rivers that flow into the Pacific Ocean on the northern New South Wales coast of Australia.

Our region spans from Tweed Heads on the border of New South Wales and Queensland in the north, to Evans Head in the south, and to Kyogle in the west. Local towns in the region include: Byron Bay, Ballina, Alstonville, Wardell, Kyogle, Casino,  Murwillumbah, Mullumbimby, and Brunswick Heads.

We have many local records but we assist members and visitors with research all over Australia and the world.

Upcoming Events

  • July Meeting
    Connecting with Family Lines Online. This presentation has a look at MyHeritage, Ancestry and other websites to see how we can use the resources of the internet to make those family connections. What does each of them offer and which is best for you?
    Zoom Presentation by Brisbane-based Genealogist, by Rosemary Kopittke
  • August Meeting
    The Ships We Came On - Stories about the ships or voyages that our ancestors came to Australia on.
    Co-ordinated by Ann Emery
  • September Meeting
    To Be Advised
    Co-ordinated by TBA

Enjoy & Remember Great Times with us

Monthly Meetings are held on the 1st Saturday of each month from 2pm at the Ballina Players Theatre
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The Marie Hart Library

The Marie Hart Library holds local information and a wealth of information from across Australia including historical and pioneer records, war records, as well as exchange journals from around the world and more.

Opening Times




1st Saturday:

10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm

10am - 1pm

Benefits of Becoming a Member

The most treasured heirlooms are the stories and memories of our family.

Let's Get Started

We'd love to help you with your family history quest