Family History Society of Rockingham and Districts

An Affiliated Society of Family History WA


General meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month, commencing at 2.00 pm, in the 1st floor Meeting Room, Lotteries House, Civic Boulevard, Rockingham.

Speakers and Topics for 2023

A charge of $5 per head for members and non-members includes afternoon tea.  School-age children welcome.

All topics are subject to change.




7 Jan

No meeting – library closed

4 Feb

 Beginning your research and Trying to solve brick walls

Betty Vanderlande

4 Mar

Convicts to Australia

Peter Godfrey

1 Apr

Q and A

6 May

GM and CY O’Connor Pipeline

Bill Culter

3 Jun

Shipwrecks off the WA Coast

Peter Godfrey

1 Jul

5 Aug

President of Fremantle Roundhouse

2 Sep

Underage Soldiers of WW1

Moira Wills

7 Oct

TBA New Norcia?

4 Nov

About U3A worldwide and WA

Judith Amey

3 Dec



6 Jan

TBA New Norcia


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4th Feb 2023  Betty Vanderlande spoke to us about Beginning Irish Research and Trying to Solve Brick Walls; this talk focused on online resources.

She demonstrated the way to use some of the free websites and where to look online for help articles, then we had a quick look at the pay-per-view sites.

This was followed up by a list of resources available online from The National Archives of Ireland, The National Library of Ireland and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

Lastly she reminded us to check out our libraries and Family History Societies.