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2014 Annual General Meeting

Come along to our AGM on Saturday 26th April at 1.00pm. Afternoon tea will be served after the meeting.


Indexes to Personal Announcements in the Advocate; Volume 27 (2008)

We have also published 2nd editions for 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999.


Our Library is OPEN for business
Tuesday and Friday from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.


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Our Branch of the TFHS Inc.

It has been more than a quarter of a century since our group first met and became the Devonport Branch of a wider group called the Genealogical Society of Tasmania.

In 2000 the GST became known as the Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. and in 2011 the Devonport Branch changed its name to the TFHS Inc. Mersey Branch.
This change was made to more accurately reflect the region that our branch covers.

Our geographical region is bordered by Deloraine in the east and Penguin in the west and our central focus is the Branch Library, situated in the main street of Latrobe.
We have over 100 members, some of whom live in other parts of Tasmania, on the mainland or overseas.


Why join us?

The years have seen many changes in the way research is carried out and hence the variety of resources we have acquired. Many of the founding members of the branch are still active members who enjoy sharing their experiences with those who have joined more recently. This is just one of the advantages of being a member of a group such as this. A wealth of research experience and friendly advice from a wide variety of people, can make coming to a meeting or event or visiting our library, a most informative and enjoyable experience.

For more information on joining the society please follow this link to our State membership webpage.

Events & Projects

Click on the menu items at the top of this page to see the variety of activities being undertaken by our branch.
Dinners, bus trips to places of interest, day and evening gatherings and special celebrations are just some of the events that are organised by the committee.

Aims of the Society

To promote the study and research of the science of genealogy and family history through education, preservation and transcription of relevant records, and the writing and publishing of appropriate literature; to provide as a public service, reference libraries and associated learning opportunities; and do all such lawful things as are incidental and conducive to the attainment of the basic aims and objectives of the society.



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