The aim of the Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory (GSNT) is to promote genealogical and family history research; to further the study of genealogy by the collection of historical data; to educate in genealogy and family history methods; and to urge the preservation of personal historical records.
Due to the unique nature of the Territory, the GSNT has undertaken a range of projects to identify more detailed information about people who have lived, died, worked and travelled through the Territory, some records dating back as early as 1824.
GSNT is now accepting membership for 2014-15, and will have new members only pages available from the 1st July. If you are not re-joining us this year please let us know.
Seniors Month 2014:
GSNT has been sponsored once again by the Northern Territory Government through a NT Seniors Grant to provide more of our well known “talks”. There will be no charge for entry but bookings are essential to ensure we have sufficient seating. Morning tea will be provided.
Talks will be held each Thursday during August (Seniors Month):
07th August - The Overland Telegraph
14th August - Antarctica
21st August - Early NT nursing
28th August - NT Suffragettes
9:45am for a 10am start, and finish about 11:30am.
Acknowledgement of support for GSNT:
GSNT would like to acknowledge the generous support that we've received to assist us in preserving the Territory's history, please refer to the dedicated page 'Acknowledgement of support for GSNT' for more information.
City of Darwin Council
2014 'Unearthing our Pioneers' $10,000
Unearthing our Pioneers aims to establish the final resting place within the Palmerston Cemetery of those 1230+ Pioneers presumed to be buried there. Our volunteers have spent many months collating information to confirm or correct the current signage displayed at the Cemetery. The listing is for those who have a surviving headstone and does not reflect the actual number of graves. The original size of the cemetery was 48 acres.
Our research will establish an extensive listing of those who are buried in the Palmerston Cemetery regardless of whether they have a headstone or not. The Cemetery is a heritage listed site and it was the first official cemetery for the Northern Territory. Many visitors come to the site and go away disappointed when they don't find their relative's names listed, and then think they are not buried there. We hope our work will help those to find the last resting place of their relatives.