Family History


Genealogical resources

Major genealogical resources available through the Family History section include:
  • Ancestry Library
  • Findmypast - Australia and UK
  • Family Search, which includes the international genealogical index
  • Downloadable pdf document Family Tree Pedigree Chart (100 kb)
  • Australian birth, death and marriage indexes
  • Census and electoral roll information for Australia
  • Sands residential and business directories
  • Historical telephone directories
  • Passenger and shipping records
  • Colonial Secretary's records
  • NSW probate index
  • Convict and government employee records

Please note, free use of Ancestry.com is only available from library computers.

Family History Talks

Hornsby Central Library hosts a range of very popular family history talks throughout the year.
 

Family History Volunteers


Volunteers are available to assist you at the following times by appointment: 

January 2015

  • Monday 12 January - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm 
  • Wednesday 21 January - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 29 January - 10.30am, 11.30am

February 2015

  • Tuesday 10 February 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 12 February - 7.00pm, 8.00pm
  • Monday 16 February 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 18 February - 12 noon, 1.00pm
  • Tuesday 24 February 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 26 February 10.30am, 11.30am

March 2015

  • Monday 2 March - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 4 March - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Tuesday 10 March - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Monday 16 March - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 18 March - 12 noon, 1.00pm
  • Tuesday 24 March - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 26 March - 10.30am, 11.30am

April 2015

  • Wednesday 1 April - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 9 April - 7.00pm, 8.00pm
  • Monday 13 April - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm
  • Tuesday 21 April - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Wednesday 29 April - 12 noon, 1.00pm
  • Thursday 30 April - 10.30am, 11.30am

May 2015

  • Monday 4 May - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 6 May - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Tuesday 12 May - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 14 May - 7.00pm, 8.00pm
  • Monday 18 May - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 20 May - 12 noon, 1.00pm
  • Tuesday 26 May - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 28 May - 10.30am, 11.30am

June 2015

  • Monday 1 June - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 3 June - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Tuesday 9 June - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 11 June - 7.00pm, 8.00pm
  • Monday 15 June - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm
  • Wednesday 17 June - 12 noon, 1.00pm
  • Tuesday 23 June - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 25 June - 10.30am, 11.30am


Bookings are essential as places are limited. Please contact us on (02) 9847 6614 or email library@hornsby.nsw.gov.au
. Please note, our volunteers are only available during the times shown above and leave promptly at the end of their designated shifts.

Librarians in the Local Studies section can also advise you of other relevant Library resources and services.