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Camden Historical Society and Camden Area Family History Society's aim for this Web Site is to promote the history and family history of Camden New South Wales.

In spite of their separate identities the two Societies are closely affiliated because of their location and mutual working relationship with each other.
They also have a working Partnership with Camden Council Library Services and Camden Council who has created an exciting cultural and heritage centre located in the heart of Camden’s historic precinct.

Camden Library Complex highlights Camden Museum and hosts Camden Historical Society in the Museum, and Camden Area Family History Society in the Society Research Room next door to the Museum.

The history of the Camden district is as old as Australia itself and in the Museum our unique heritage unfolds in the exhibited stories and displays as you wander through the large collection of Aboriginal and 20th century material which has been donated by the people of the town and district.
These things reflect the every day and familiar experiences that most of us share; joy and grief, recreation and work, caring and learning, past and present.

Museum and Family History
Research Room

For many people seeking their ancestors Camden is an area rich in their family history and a great starting place to unlock the mystery of their past.

Since the early days of settlement in Australia the Camden District was the first destination for hundreds of pioneering families starting a new life. Many descendants of those first settlers were pioneers themselves, moving on to develop other areas of the Colony.

Camden Historical Society, Camden Area Family History Society and Camden Library Service often present Workshops and Seminars associated with local and family history.

Click here for Just Keep Digging, (.pdf 403KB) a workshop examining sources in local history presented by Dr Ian Willis on 12th April 2008 at Camden Library. It provides an overview of sources for researching local history with particular reference to Camden.

With all these facilities under one roof, Camden Library complex is the ideal place to visit for people interested in CAMDEN'S HISTORY.