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.

Ancestry Library Edition

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Get started on your family history research. Access the complete content from the world’s largest online genealogy resource, free to library users.

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Biographical Database of Australia

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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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British Newspaper Archive logo

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The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and findmypast to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the vast collection of the British Library.

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Find My Past

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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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Internet History Resources

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Digitised versions of historical records from New South Wales covering the period from 1850-1920.

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Sydney Morning Herald Archives

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Search full digitised reproductions of every edition of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald between 1955-1995, including pictures, personal notices, advertisements and more.

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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, on Thursday mornings a volunteer from the Botany Bay Family History Society is available at Sutherland Library to assist members of the public with their family history research.