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Family history can reveal surprising, and sometimes moving stories that strengthen an individual's understanding of who they are.
Explore your family history using the Library’s diverse and extensive collections.
We have a dedicated family history area in the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room, where you will find family history records and resources, including electoral rolls, telephone books, newspapers and how-to handbooks. Librarians are avaliable to help you get started with your research and to guide you through the Library’s collections.
If you are a resident of NSW and have an NSW State Library card, you can use some resources from home.
We also regularly hold events to help with family history research. Check What’s on for upcoming events.