Family History


Randell family and friends at Freshwater beach

Start on the wonderful journey to find out where you came from!

We have a dedicated family history research computer at both Glen Street and Dee Why libraries.

The full family history collection is housed at Dee Why Library. It consists mainly of historical records of NSW. It includes all the historical records published by State Records of NSW as part of the Archives Research Kit.

Births, deaths and marriage records are also held for Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Our collection concentrates mainly on Australian material. You can research overseas records via the Ancestry and Find My Past databases, both available in the library. There is also a collection of reference books to help you.

Please note, to access these great free resources, you need to use one of our library computers.