Family History Help


Many of our resources in the Local History Library can help you in your family history quest, whether you are starting out in family history research or need help with a particular problem.

Some of the resources held by the Library include birth, death and marriage records, immigration records, electoral rolls, cemetery records, pioneer registers and newspapers. Some resources such as Ancestry and Find my Past are available online for free at the Library, giving you access to overseas records such as English and U.S. census records.

Our catalogue can assist you in accessing these and other family history records.

State libraries and archives usually provide guides to the family history records in their collections. Here are some links to these guides:

Research guides from the State Library of NSW
Aboriginal Australians Family History State Library of NSW
Research tips from NSW State Records
Family history guide from the National Archives of Australia
Public Record Office of Victoria guide to family history research
Queensland State Archives