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Family History Month

Family history can reveal surprising, and sometimes moving lost stories that strengthen an individual's understanding of who they are. 

August is Family History Month, and we have a range of free online events that will help you to uncover your family’s past.

Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned family historian, join our librarians to find out where to begin, discover the resources that will illuminate your research and get tips on what to do when you hit a roadblock.

Best of all, you can do it all from the comfort of home! 


Convicts, settlers and soldiers: how to find your…

Thursday 14 October 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

In exciting news for family historians, the State Library of NSW has launched the Australian Joint Copying Project Research Guide.

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Online Guide

Researching your family history

Explore your family history using the Library's diverse and extensive...

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Eresource highlights

Use our online resources for your Family History research

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Online Guide

Births, Deaths and Marriages

Begin your research with our online guide.

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Online guide

Passenger and Shipping Records

Begin your research with our online guide. 

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