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: 


July 2014

  • Wednesday 2 July - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Tuesday 8 July - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 10 July - 7.00pm, 8.00pm
  • Monday 14 July - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm
  • Tuesday 22 July - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 24 July - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Monday 28 July - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm

August 2014

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

September 2014

  • Monday 1 September - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm 
  • Wednesday 3 September - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Tuesday 9 September - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Wednesday 17 September - 12 noon, 1.00pm 
  • Thursday 18 September - 7.00pm, 8.00pm 
  • Tuesday 23 September - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 25 September - 10.30am, 11.30am

October 2014

  • Wednesday 8 October - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Tuesday 14 October - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 16 October - 7.00pm, 8.00pm 
  • Wednesday 22 October - 12 noon, 1.00pm 
  • Tuesday 28 October - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 30 October - 10.30am, 11.30am

November 2014

  • Monday 3 November - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm 
  • Wednesday 5 November - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Tuesday 11 November - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Monday 17 November - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm 
  • Wednesday 19 November - 12 noon, 1.00pm 
  • Tuesday 25 November - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 27 November - 10.30am, 11.30am

December 2014

  • Monday 1 December - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm 
  • Wednesday 3 December - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 4 December - 7.00pm, 8.00pm
  • Tuesday 9 December - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 11 December - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Monday 15 December - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm 
  • Wednesday 17 December - 12 noon, 1.00pm


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.