The FAMILY HISTORY ADVISORY GROUP (FHAG) is a specialist group of volunteers who can provide help and advice on tracing your family tree.

Volunteers are at Forster Library to help with enquiries at the following times:

Tuesday dot ellipsis 10am - 12noon
Wednesday dot ellipsis 1pm - 3pm
Thursday dot ellipsis 10am - 12noon
Friday dot ellipsis 1pm - 3pm

The FHAG collection is available for use within the library and comprises records including:


  • Births, Deaths & Marriages

  • Census

  • Convict Fleet Ships

  • Military Records

  • Assisted Bounty Passage

  • Cemetery Records

  • Pardons

  • Reference Books

  • Early Land Records

  • Genealogy Internet Sites

  • Early Church Records

  • Local Newspapers

Extra Resources

Brief Guide to Indigenous Family History Research

largest American-based, free on-line database of family files. Offers free American Social Security Death Index

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom.

Please note: access to Ancestry Library Edition is only available onsite at all Great Lakes Library Service branches.

Australian Family History Compendium Up to date information with links to Australian Genealogy sites
Australian War Memorial
British Origins The Scottish GRO's online pay per view database of indexes to births, deaths and marriages
Cyndi's List A comprehensive index to over 49,000 genealogical resources on the Internet. Links to Ships, Cemeteries etc.
Clans and Names
Family Search The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
The Genealogical Research Directory (GRD)
GENUKI UK and Ireland genealogy
Irish Ancestors Irish Ancestors
Irish Family History Foundation Links to Irish Counties Family History foundations
National Archives of Canada
National Archives Office of Australia Immigration, WWI and other wars Personnel Records
National Library of Australia Family History and Genealogy on the Internet
NSW Archives Office: State Records
NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages
Newgate Prison, London list of names and inmates
Office of Australian War Graves Department of Veteran Affairs
Port Arthur Historic Site Convict database (fees applicable)
Queensland Family History Society
Register of War Memorials - NSW
ROOTS-L A mailing list for people who are interested in genealogy. This is the original Internet genealogical mailing list dating back to 1987.
Ryerson Index Contemporary death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers.
Society of Australian Genealogists

Society of Genealogists UK + Ireland
State Library of NSW
Tasmanian Archives Office Homepage -- Links
Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages
Victorian Public Records Office
War Debt of Honour Commonwealth War Graves Commission
London in the 1700s

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Last Updated: 19/08/2015