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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 are located at: 6 Regatta Avenue Ballina NSW 2478


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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.

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Upcoming Events

  • December 3, 2022
    December Meeting
    Christmas Lunch Summerland House
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  • February 4, 2023
    February Meeting
    Co-ordinated by Ann Emery
    My Favourite Ancestor
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  • March 4, 2023
    March Meeting
    Co-ordinated by Jan Ousby
    When Accidental Drowning is Written on the Death Certificate
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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.

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10am - 4pm

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10am - 4pm

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Benefits of Becoming a Member

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

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