Newcastle Family History Society Inc.


People of Newcastle and the Hunter Valley
Carol Duncan interviews Ken & Maree Shilling who are the editors of the 3 volumes of People of Newcastle & the Hunter Valley.

Scottish SIG Group
Members of the Newcastle Family History Society’s Scottish Special Interest Group outline what the group does, report on their recent Open Day and give an introduction to the Scottish Old Parochial Registers.

Felonious Females
The series ‘Felonious Females’ is about the convict women who were sent to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley.

Notable Novocastrians
This series outlines the lives of several important people of Newcastle.

Bad Girls
Jane Ison describes life in NSW in the 1860s and 70s and the measures taken by the government and the courts to deal with ‘problem’ children.

The Wonderful World of Genealogy
Six episodes in which long time Society members Maree & Ken Shilling give some insights into genealogical research.

What Are You Looking At
In this series, Jane Ison critically scrutinises the records pertaining to the boys and girls admitted to the Industrial Schools and Reformatories of NSW – the Vernon for boys and Newcastle, Biloela and Shaftesbury for girls.