Family History

At Sutherland Shire Libraries you can search genealogical resources such as births, deaths & marriages, immigration & convict records, electoral rolls, Sands directories and cemetery inscriptions.

Biographical Database of Australia

In-library  Please visit your nearest library to use this resource.

BDA is a research tool for historians and genealogists comprising transcripts and indexes of many original records and published biographies of deceased individuals who arrived in or were born in Australia, starting from the earliest times.

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Find My Past

In-library  Please visit your nearest library to use this resource.

All Find My Past collections in one place. Find people and places in millions of Australian, New Zealand, United Kingdom & Ireland family and local history records.

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Trove Australia

Search hundreds of millions of Australian and online resources: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.

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Family History Collection at Sutherland Library

Sutherland Library houses a collection of physical materials for genealogists that may provide information not available in the online resources above.

It is based primarily on the Archives Resources Kit.  The ARK consists of microform copies of State Records NSW most popular and heavily used colonial records.  This collection is supplemented by a number of CD-Roms that contain information and records of interest to genealogists.

The library staff are not able to perform research on your behalf, however, they can assist you with learning to use the resources in the collection. The Botany Bay Family History Society may be able to assist members of the public with their family history research.