GSNT will be closed from Monday 15th December 2014 until Monday 26th January 2015. We will be open on Tuesday 27th January 2015. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members and friends a merry and safe Christmas and New Year, and we look forward to researching with you again in 2015.
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 membership for 2014-15 was due on the 1st July and is now overdue. If you are not re-joining us this year please let us know
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.
Anzac Centenary Community Grant Program
Our Society received a grant of $5,000 under the Department of the Chief Minister's Anzac Centenary Community Grant Program, to complete as far as possible the missing details of death and burial places of our returned ANZACS thus adding further depth to our knowledge of their sacrifices.