We’ve been helping people trace their family histories since 1932 – so if you are just starting out and need a bit of guidance or you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by everything you’ve already found, a visit to our research centre at 379 Kent Street might be the next best step.

Or perhaps you’ve just struck that proverbial brick wall – it’s looking like great-great-granddad swam to Australia in the 1870s, and his wife is now 165 and you still haven’t found her death record. Remember the saying ‘a problem shared is a problem solved’? Well, we can’t always perform miracles, but we can often suggest resources to look at which might help. And sometimes an experienced eye can see clues in a birth, death or marriage certificate that you don’t.   It’s especially important to remember that only a fraction of genealogically-useful information is online, so the answer to your research question might be in a book or a manuscript in our collection.

Why not pay us a visit and see if we can help? You can come along for the day and get assistance for a small fee, and of course we’d love to welcome you as a member too! Find out more about visiting us.