Please note that, unless stated, our Genealogy databases are available for use in the library only. This allows you to make use of our member subscription, giving you greater access to the information available.

Ancestry Library Edition
is the world's largest family history database where you can browse census records, start a family tree and more. It provides a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research, with access to over 4,000 databases. Available remotely to library members until 30 June 2021. To access from home, please follow the instructions below.

Find My Past

Find My Past
is a family history and genealogy website, which currently offers access to a collection of over 50 million historical records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Islands, the UK, Ireland, United States and Canada. Available remotely to library members until 30 June 2021. For access details, contact your nearest library branch. 

The British Newspaper Archive The British Newspaper Archive
offers online access to millions of pages from British and Irish newspapers from 1703-2003. It’s a fantastic family history research resource, as well as a fascinating look into Britain’s, and the rest of the world’s, history. Available remotely to library members until 30 June 2021. For access details, contact your nearest library branch.

To access Ancestry Library Edition from home: 

1. Go to shoalhavenlibraries.com.au/catalogue and click Member Login from the left side menu. 
 
2. Log in using your library card number and PIN (date of birth by default)
 
3. On the left side menu, click Ancestry.com

Enjoy! And if you have any questions or need help, please call Nowra Library on 4429 3705 or email library@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au

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