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Family History Centre

The Family History Centre opened in August 2009 and has been a successful initiative of Liverpool City Library and Museum Services.

Research Enquiries

Liverpool City Library and Museum Services offer local and family history research services. If you require research assistance please submit your request by completing our Local and Family History Enquiry Form and one of our team members will get back to you.

Local and Family History Enquiry Form

The Centre features a collection of specialised family history resources, both local and overseas, in a variety of formats including electronic, microform and print.

The many resources available for family researchers include:

  • Birth, Death and Marriage Records
  • Immigration and Shipping Register
  • Convict Registers and Musters
  • Early Electoral Rolls and Census
  • Cemetery Registers
  • Overseas Records such as English and US Census Records

Liverpool City Library also provides free access to a wide range of databases at the Centre.

Currently you will need to join the library before you visit the Family History Centre.  A Liverpool Library card is required to access the centre's computers, databases and printing.

You can join the library online or at any Liverpool Library branch..

Liverpool City Library is a Family Search Affiliate Library.  It provides access to the vast Family Search resources, via the Family History Centre’s computers.

The Family History Centre offers a range of facilities to support your family history research:

  • Computers
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Scanning
  • Microfiche and Microfilm readers

Please note charges apply for printing and photocopying:

ChargesA4A3
Black and White copy/print$0.25c$0.50c
Colour copy/print$0.50c$1.00
ScanningFree
  • Disabled access and facilities are available

The Family History Centre also houses the Liverpool Genealogy Society Inc. The Society provides volunteers from Tuesday to Saturday to assist customers with their family history research.

Liverpool & District Family History Society Inc. was formed in 1987 and incorporated in 1989. In 2003 the Society changed its name to the Liverpool Genealogy Society Inc.

The Liverpool Genealogy Society Inc. has an interest in preserving, promoting and providing access to a wide range of family history resources.  Located within the Liverpool Regional Family History Centre, the society works in partnership with Liverpool City Council to provide a first class family history service.

The members of the Liverpool Genealogy Society Inc. volunteer, by providing assistance and encouragement to all visitors to the Liverpool Regional Family History Centre.

The Family History Centre is located within the Liverpool Regional Museum

Cnr Congressional Drive and Hume Highway, Liverpool NSW, 2170

02 8711 7126

The Family History Centre is currently open.

  • Monday, CLOSED
  • Tuesday, 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday, 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday, 10am - 4pm
  • Friday, 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday, 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday, CLOSED

There are a range of useful resources, worksheets and guides available online from a variety of reputable organisations which will help you in your family history search.  Listed below are just a few to help you get started.

Volunteers from the Liverpool Genealogy Society are available to assist visitors to the family history centre with their family history research.  Family documents such as birth, death and/or marriage certificates, photos and other documents may assist with your search..

Currently you will need to join the library before you visit the Family History Centre.  A Liverpool Library card is required to access the centre's computers, databases and printing.

You can join the library online or at any Liverpool Library branch..

The Library subscribes to several databases, both Australian and International, which can help you with your family history search.

Please note: You can only access these databases from the Family History Centre or at Liverpool City Library.

Currenlty you will need to join the library before you visit the Family History Centre.  A Liverpool Library card is required to access the centre's computers, databases and printing.

You can join the library online or at any Liverpool Library branch.

Ancestry enables users to explore their family’s history using local and international records including convict and free settler lists, passenger lists, Australian and New Zealand electoral rolls and military records. There are English, Welsh and Scottish records.

Search millions of records for Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States & Canada. Find your past using our family history records including census, birth, death and marriages records, parish records, migration and military records and more.

The Genealogist is a leading British Genealogy website featuring a collection of census transcripts and clever search tools. The site has a database of the Knights of England going back to 1127 and as well as civil registration indexes.

This database contains convict, muster, census, baptism, biographies, marriage & burial manuscript records for most of the NSW population 1788-1828+, immigrant and convict records 1829-1837 and full text short biographies of 24,000+ residents & clergy of most colonies/states published 1878-1907, 10,000 Sydney burials & inscriptions 1819-1901 & more.

The British Newspaper Archive contains millions of digitised newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection.

Welcome to Forces War Records. Search military records of over 5 million British Armed Forces personnel exclusively cross matched with over 4000 units of the British Armed Forces going back to 1350.

An identical replica of the Sydney Morning Herald printed edition from 2006 onward. Please click on "Access the Archives" in the top right-hand corner.

Search every edition of The Sydney Morning Herald and the Sun-Herald 1955 - 1995. All articles, captions and advertisements are fully keyword searchable and full-text results are returned in an exact digital reproduction of the printed pages as they were originally published. Search birth, death and marriage notices. Please click on "Access Archive" in the top right-hand corner.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images or names of deceased persons in photographs or printed material.

If you are looking for information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families, communities and places there are a range of resources to help you with your research. To check what resources the Library holds, search the catalogue.

The links below have specific resources relating to indigenous people:

The traditional custodians of the land in Liverpool are the Cabrogal Clan of the Darug Nation, with the land also accessed by peoples of the Tharawal and Gandangara Nations. Contact the Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council for further information.

Provides help to research your Indigenous family history. Their collections have information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families, communities and places. Their Family History Unit can also help to find information in other collections across Australia.

The Koori Mail digitised collection is the only complete online archive for the Koori Mail – Australia’s fortnightly national Indigenous newspaper.

Aboriginal family history - Resources and guides for researching your family history.

This Guide consists of a listing and description of records in the collection which relate to Aboriginal people.