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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.
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!
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.