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                   Forbes Family History Group Inc
(Specialising in the history of Forbes and District, NSW, Australia)

 


Links:

Forbes Shire Council

Forbes Advocate

1872 Grevilles Post Office Directory

Ryerson Deaths Index
Forbes - from 1992
Parkes - from 2002
Condobolin - from Nov 2002

eHive.com
[A collection management system on the web.]

email us


 (Please note that we are a small voluntary group and only check the emails once per week. 
Please be patient as emails will be handled in order of receipt. Could you also include your full name and postal address on your enquiry.    Thank you.)
The same goes for requests received
by post but please, please be patient
.

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Books for Sale

Forbes Honour Rolls

Deaths of Forbes Residents

Famiily Notices in Trove to 1869

Library

Index to Journals

Contact
Us

About Forbes
Forbes is in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia with a population of approximately 9,000.

The earliest settlers in the Forbes district were squatters and it was some of these men who discovered the first gold in the area in June 1861.  Over the next few months approximately 30,000 people came to the diggings, with storekeepers, publicans and others, providing services for them.

By 1863 the rush had died down and many diggers had moved on to other diggings.  The town became a service centre for the pastoralists, and in 1870 was declared a municipality, with the first mayor being Thomas Hand.

Welcome to our Group
Forbes Family History Group Inc was formed at a meeting of interested parties on 26 March 1986 in a room at the local nursing home. The first newsletter was published in June 1986.

At first we used the premises above the Historical Museum and then in April 1987 to our present site behind the Town Library in Harold Street. This room was extended and officially opened in 1998. [See here for map.]

Forbes Family History Group has gathered many resources to help with research into the people of Forbes and district, together with the general history of the area.

We Need Your Help – naming photos  **New**
Some of these photos were taken in Forbes, some were of Forbes people.   If you can help, please email us with any details, no matter how small – dates, possible names or places – it will all help.

 

 

 Updated 6 May 2014

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