Family History Help Desk
Our friendly volunteers provide one-on-one assistance with researching your family history, using the heritage resources of the library and the internet. Bring along any information you have and an idea of what you would like to find.
The Family History Help Desk is open by appointment on the first, second, and third Fridays of each month, between 10am and 12pm, in the Heritage Centre on Level 1 of Stanton Library.
To make the most of the resources in Stanton's collections read Getting Started: researching people.
Family history search
It’s well worth your time to research your family tree online before coming to see us.
Try these free websites:
- Society of Australian Genealogists
- NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages
- Internet History Resources
- Australian War Memorial Databases
- Cyndi's List
- National Archives of Australia
- Family History guide (State Archives & Records)
- World War Two, Korean & Vietnam war Rolls
- The Ryerson Index to Contemporary Death Notices and Obituaries in Australian Newspapers
- GENUKI - UK & Ireland Genealogy
- Irish History
- Family History Federation
- Australian Cemeteries
- Family Search
- Trove (National Library of Australia resources)
These websites are accessible in the library and from any public terminal inside the library network:
Stanton Library has a selection of hardcopy and microfiche materials. These include the Sands Directory, street files, telephone directories and Council minute books. Some are accessed by appointment only, but all are available for viewing in the North Sydney Heritage Centre.
To make the most of the resources in Stanton's collections read Getting Started: finding out about your North Sydney House
Free online resources you can try:
Your property in the Heritage database
To obtain a copy of the Heritage Database Sheet for your property in North Sydney, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Office allows you to search the State Heritage Register. This contains the Heritage Database sheets for North Sydney LGA, as well as links to online lists of practising heritage architects and planners.