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The Fund has significantly assisted our Library over a number of years, it has provided funds for the purchase of a server to hold our many important historical indexes and records.  In 2018 - 2019 we had out grown our server both in technical terms and in the amount of storage for Northern Territory documents containing a wealth of information. These documents allow us to assist families to find their ancestors or to reconnect to present day family members.

Without the assistance of the Community Benefit Fund, as a Charity, we would have been unable to keep providing our research services to individuals seeking to learn more about the Territory life of their family.




Our Library has been fortunate to receive a Volunteers Grant in the 2018/2019 financial year.  In the past we have been successful with other Volunteers Grants.  What this means to our Library is that we can supply our Volunteers with improved working conditions, such as ergonomic chairs,other office type equipment, vacuum cleaner so we can clean our Library, ergonomic library ladders that have proved to be essential when dealing with bookshelves. We also improved the standard of our computers over the years.

Our Volunteers work trelessly to provide indexed resources so that users of our library have a great success rate in finding information about their family, past and present. ,We can only do this with the support of Grants like the Volunteers. 


A Glimpse at the Genealogy Society

of the Northern Territory (GSNT)

(more about our Family History Place Library under the "About us" tab)

In 1981 a small Darwin group of about ten enthusiastic people interested in family history gathered with an aim to form an association.  Official registration followed and GSNT was born in late November 1981. 

From the very beginning we were involved in fund raising to purchase resources for our Library.  We also recognised that there was next to nothing available to family historians wanting to know more about their Territory ancestors. So began our indexing projects.

At first this small group met in the meeting room of the Darwin Family History Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Membership increased and we were offered accommodation in Cavenagh Street Darwin.


Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am to 5.15 pm

Saturday 1pm to 5.30 pm

Telephobne 08 89 81 73 63


The Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory Inc. wishes to acknowledge the support of the Northern Territory Government, the Northern Territory Archives Service, Northern Territory Library and the National Archives of Australia Nightcliff NT Branch.

OBJECTS AND PURPOSES of The Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory Incorporated:

(a)  to promote genealogical study and family history research;

(b)  to further the study of genealogy by the collection of historical data;

(c)   to educate in genealogy and family history methods;

(d)  to encourage the preservation of personal history records and

(e)  to publish appropriate material and operate a reference and research centre.


In August 2017 we moved to 84 Smith Street Darwin - opposite Chinatown Carpark and near St Mary's Catholic School playground.


His Honour the Honourable Austin Asche AC QC


The General Meetings of the Society are held on the second Saturday of every month, except January, at 1.30pm in the Society’s Library, ground floor 84 Smith Street Darwin.