Hornsby Shire Family History Group

family history

If you are a family history enthusiast, live anywhere within Hornsby Shire or are interested in tracing your ancestors in the area, contact the Hornsby Shire Family History Group (HSFHG).

The group is supported by Hornsby Shire Library & Information Service and meets at Hornsby Central Library on the third Wednesday of each month, 2pm-4pm. All welcome.

The group also meets for Research Gatherings at Hornsby Central Library on the fourth Wednesday of each month, 10am-12 noon. All welcome.

Having trouble hunting for your ancestors?

Why not book in for a one-hour free session with one of our family history volunteers at Hornsby Library.

Our family history volunteers can assist you with genealogy research problems and locating records which can help you on your way to discovering your past.

Bookings are essential. Volunteer dates and times are available on the Family History page. Phone 9847 6813 to make your appointment.

Meeting Dates for 2024 are:

All meetings are from 2pm - 4pm (excluding August)

  • Wednesday, 21 February 2024
    Ancestral Anecdotes - presented by HSFHG members
  • Wednesday, 20 March 2024
    WW1 and WW2: Understanding personal records and accessing records - presented by Jan Brady
  • Wednesday, 17 April 2024
    Citing your Sources - presented by Jenny Joyce
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2024
    History of Muogamarra - presented by Nathan Tilbury
  • Wednesday, 19 June 2024
    Location! Location! Using maps and Historical Land Records for family research - presented by Jeff Madsen
  • Wednesday, 17 July 2024
    Colonial Records - presented by Christine Yeats
  • Saturday, 3 August 2024
    Geneagala Day: Confirming Family History with DNA / Navigating Australian Family History - presented by Kerry Farmer
  • Wednesday, 18 September 2024
    Artificial  Intelligence - presented by Andrew Redfern
  • Wednesday, 16 October 2024
    Should I keep it or throw it away! Examining & recording the relevance of objects to our family history - presented by Coral Shand
  • Wednesday, 20 November 2024
    How I got into Family History - presented by HSFHG Members
  • Wednesday, 11 December 2024 - Christmas Function for members
    Success Stories - presented by HSFHG Members

Research/Discussion Meeeting Dates for 2024 are:

All meetings are from 10am - 12 noon

  • Wednesday, 24 January 2024
  • Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2024
  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024
  • Wednesday, 22 May 2024
  • Wednesday, 26 June 2024
  • Wednesday, 24 July 2024
  • Wednesday, 28 August 2024
  • Wednesday, 25 September 2024
  • Wednesday, 23 October 2024
  • Wednesday, 27 November 2024
  • No research group meeting in December

See their website for more information or to join the group, it's free.