Family History Month

Family history can reveal surprising, and sometimes moving lost stories that strengthen an individual's understanding of who they are. 

August is Family History Month, and we have a range of free online events that will help you to uncover your family’s past.

Whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned family historian, join our librarians to find out where to begin, discover the resources that will illuminate your research and get tips on what to do when you hit a roadblock.

Best of all, you can do it all from the comfort of home! 

Event

Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors

Friday
Friday 5 August 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

A family history yarn for mob and library professionals. 

Read Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors
Event

Shipping and passenger records

Wednesday
Wednesday 10 August 2022 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Learn to navigate shipping and passenger records for information about your ancestors. 

Read Shipping and passenger records
Event

NSW death and burial records

Thursday
Thursday 11 August 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

Learn where to look and what information you may find in the NSW death and burial records. 

Read NSW death and burial records
Event

NSW birth and baptism records

Wednesday
Wednesday 17 August 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

The birth record is a key document for building your family tree.

Read NSW birth and baptism records
Event

Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors

Friday
Friday 12 August 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

A family history yarn for mob and library professionals. 

Read Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors
Event

NSW death and burial records

Thursday
Thursday 18 August 2022 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Learn where to look and what information you may find in the NSW death and burial records. 

Read NSW death and burial records
Event

NSW birth and baptism records

Wednesday
Wednesday 31 August 2022 - 10:30am to 11:15am

The birth record is a key document for building your family tree. 

Read NSW birth and baptism records
Event

Shipping and passenger records

Friday
Friday 19 August 2022 - 2:30pm to 3:15pm

Learn to navigate shipping and passenger records for information about your ancestors. 

Read Shipping and passenger records
Research guide

NSW First Nations family history guide

Use this guide to find key family history resources for Aboriginal Australians.

Read NSW First Nations family history guide
Research guide

Shipping and Passenger Records research guide

Use our suggested resources to search passenger records, then delve deeper...

Read Shipping and Passenger Records research guide
Research guide

Births, Deaths and Marriages research guide

Use this guide to research, discover and learn about significant events of...

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Guide

Researching your family history

Explore your family history using the Library's diverse and extensive...

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