General Family History Sites

Free use of is temporarily available from home. For access, please follow the instructions on the library catalogue.

Ancestry Magazine
Free, on-line access, to copies of the now defunct American family history magazine. Library Edition (Free at all Hornsby Libraries)
Library PC
Search for your ancestors using a wide range of online family history resources in Australia and overseas. This library edition of includes Australian immigration lists, convict registers and musters, Sands and other specialist directories, and biographical dictionaries. The database also includes UK census information and births deaths and marriages records, and many records from the US. All are freely available from any branch of Hornsby Shire Library.

Cyndi's List
A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.

Family Search
The largest collection of free Family History, Family Tree and Genealogy records in the world

My Heritage
MyHeritage is a worldwide database with good European coverage and billions of records worldwide. It also allow the users to build family trees and upload and browse through photographs. Remote access from home is also available. Please use your library card number and password to sign-in.
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This site offers you the opportunity to download free printable blank family trees. The high quality charts can be downloaded to your home computer and printed off in the convenience of your home. Get started on your family history now, and download a free printable blank family tree template. The site also offers articles and general family history information.

Search for Ancestors
Search for your ancestors using this interactive directory of the best free genealogy search engines. Search top world-wide & specialized genealogy databases from one genealogy search site! The Ancestor Search site also has unique custom genealogy search engines found nowhere else.

World War II Refugees to Australia 1937-1966
Passenger lists containing individuals and families that migrated to Australia after World War II from various European Countries including Germany, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, etc. Most passengers are World War II refugees or displaced persons.