Family History

Family Tree Thursday

Drop in for up to fifteen minutes with our Local Heritage librarian Derrilin. Bring along your family questions- how do I begin researching my family history? How do I access Ancestry Library Edition and Find my Past? How do I access convict records online?

No need to book, just drop in between 9:30 – 4:30 every Thursday.

Shoalhaven Libraries subscribes to the Family History websites and databases below. Free access is available to library members in the Nowra, Sanctuary Point and Ulladulla Branches. Please have your library membership card with you.


Ancestry Logo Findmypast Logo

Family History books and magazines are available for loan at library branches. Online magazines are available through RBdigital.

For help contact our Local Heritage section on 4429 3713 or email Derrilin Roberts, or call in to Nowra Library Monday to Friday between 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Below is a list of Family History sites that are free to access

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Logo National Archives of Australia Logo
NSW State Records NSW Land and Property Information Logo
Ryerson Index Logo AIATSIS Logo
Trove Logo Australian Cemeteries Logo

Six Ways to Start Growing Your Family Tree

Library Search Catalogue