In early 2011 the Society moved from Maitland Library to the Old Police Barracks behind Maitland Goal at 17 Lindesay Street, East Maitland.
The layout of the Barracks has allowed for a very functional work space where researchers can utilise our library, research and computer rooms with ease and comfort.
Maitland has a rich history going back to 1818 and the Society's resources reflect that history, covering not only Maitland but also Beyond. The ancestors of Maitland settlers came from other parts of Australia and overseas and the Society aims to provide a place where members and visitors can come to research worldwide.
The Society holds a wide range of resources which includes research books, microfilm, microfiche, digital collections, and transcribed material from the local area and beyond, such as parish registers and cemetery records, 19th Century Electoral Rolls and much more.
As an Affiliate Library of FamilySearch we have access to an increased range of digital images not available to individuals.
We also provide free online access to Ancestry, BDA Online and FindMyPast.
We now have installed two (2) microfilm reader/scanners which provide enhanced digital images when viewing microfilm and microfiche.
Non-members can use our facilities and obtain help if needed from one of our research members. A $10 fee is charged for this service.
Saturday 9 March 2024, 2pm
Saturday 30 November 2024, 2pm
17 February 2024, 2pm
13 July 2024, 2pm
9 November 2024, 2pm
Annual General Meeting
Saturday 24 August 2024, 1:30pm
President: Ruth King
Vice-President: Suzan Dickson
Secretary: Peter Henderson
Treasurer: Allan Murphy
Public Officer: Sally Halliday
Mediator: Community Justice Centre
Librarians: Maree Farrelly, Suzan Dickson, Alison Lawrence
Publicity Officer: Vicki Osborn
Cemeteries' Officer: Ruth King
Newsletter/Database: Allan Murphy
Archives Co-Ordinator: Maree Farrelly