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)
  • Link to a research log
  • 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: 


April 2014

  • Wednesday 2 April - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Tuesday 8 April - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 10 April - 7.00pm, 8.00pm
  • Monday 14 April - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm
  • Tuesday 22 April - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Friday 25 April - Library closed (Anzac Day) 
  • Wednesday 30 April - 12 noon, 1.00pm


May 2014

  • Thursday 1 May - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Monday 5 May - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm 
  • Wednesday 7 May - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Tuesday 13 May - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm
  • Thursday 15 May - 7.00pm, 8.00pm 
  • Monday 19 May - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm 
  • Wednesday 21 May - 12 noon, 1.00pm
  • Tuesday 27 May - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 29 May - 10.30am, 11.30am


June 2014

  • Monday 2 June - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm 
  • Wednesday 4 June - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Monday 9 June - Library closed (Queen's Birthday) 
  • Tuesday 10 June - 10.30am, 11.30am 
  • Thursday 12 June - 7.00pm, 8.00pm
  • Monday 16 June - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.00pm 
  • Wednesday 18 June - 12 noon, 1.00pm
  • Tuesday 24 June - 10.30am, 11.30am
  • Thursday 26 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.