Seeking Oral History Volunteers

People interested in capturing memories and recollections of the past are invited to help Orange City Council with upcoming Oral History projects. Volunteers can assist by recording stories and memories from residents in and around Orange or transcribe interviews using … Read more






Connections to The Springs?

Do you have a connection to The Springs? It was a transient settlement known mainly from memory. It was a mixed Aboriginal, European and Asian community remembered from the 1920s and 30s about 4kms from Orange, past the rifle range … Read more






History Guest Speakers at Orange

On Saturday 25th May you are invited to join Orange & District Historical Society when they host two distinguished guest speakers Dr Lisa Murray and Kylie Winkworth in the West Room at Orange Regional Gallery, 147 Byng Street, Orange from … Read more






Family History Group Achievement

Congratulations to the Orange Family History Group newspaper indexing team. They have been working away adding entries from the Central Western Daily into Central West Libraries online catalogue since 2009. They have now added over 165,000 records – Births, Deaths, … Read more






Preserving Digital Treasures

The rapid rise of digitally-created photographs, documents, publications, and communications has presented a lot of challenges to libraries and other collecting institutions around the globe. Libraries are devoted to preserving our collection items no matter what format they come in, and a lot … Read more






How to Store Your Collection Safely

We thought you might like this series of videos by the State Library of Queensland. The third in the series is Caring for Collections: How to Store Your Collection Safely. Make storage decisions for the longevity of your collection —choosing storage … Read more






How to Care for Your Collection

We thought you might like this series of videos by the State Library of Queensland. The first one is about caring for your collection. Take the first steps in caring for your family history collection — sorting, creating an inventory … Read more






Five Minutes with Trudi Mayfield

What Is Your Latest Project? I’m the Project Officer for the Centenary of WWI Community Committee documenting the servicemen and women who signed up for the war in Orange.  The main aim is to identify men and women from the … Read more






Latest Newsletter Now Available

We’ve been so busy getting ready for Australian Library and Information Week (only a couple of days to go) that we forgot to mention that the latest edition of the Family History Newsletter is now available for you to download … Read more






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