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Launch into Library Research: Finding out the History of your House EVENT CANCELLED

Launch into Library Research: Finding out the History of your House EVENT CANCELLED

Launch into Library Research
Lifelong learning
As a precaution to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the wider community, we have decided to cancel all activities including talks, guided tours and onsite programs from today Monday 16 March, until Monday 13 April.

Are you trying to find information about the house your ancestors lived in, or interested in knowing the story of your own house? The history of a house can reveal a wealth of information about the building and the lives of the people who lived in it. This program of workshops and presentations will give you the basics to get started on researching your old house. Please note: it is best if the house was built pre-1960.

1 / 5 events in this Launch into Library Research series
2 April 2020 10am to 4pm


General Admission: $60.00
State Library Friends Members: $50.00


State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000


This program includes the following sessions:

Overview of county, town & parish maps

Discover the Library's collection of maps produced by the NSW Lands Department to show land ownership. Learn to use county, town and parish maps to trace the history of a parcel of land.

Historical Land Records Viewer

Learn how to search for records of land transfer in NSW, with practical examples and tips, using the Historical Land Records Viewer, the database provided by NSW Land Registry Services.

Subdivision plans

Produced by real estate agents to advertise the subdivision and sale of land, subdivision plans can help tell the story of your block of land. See some colourful examples and learn how to access our digitised subdivision plans online.

Sands & other directories

We'll show you how to use directories such as Sands to help trace the age of your building. You may even discover the previous names of your property!

Domestic architecture

View some of the Library's architectural drawing collections, with a focus on domestic architecture. Learn how to find these collections in the Library, and what they can add to your house research.


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