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The Library has a variety of resources to help you research your family history

Volunteers from the Illawarra Family History Group are available on Level One of Wollongong Central Library on Wednesday and Friday morning from 9.30am-12noon to help you find the right resources, use the equipment and share their extensive knowledge.

Family History research materials held by the library include:
  • births, deaths and marriage records
  • cemetery records
  • convict records
  • immigration and shipping records
  • land and property records
  • professional records
  • orphan school records
  • military records
  • census records and musters
  • electoral rolls
  • directories
  • naturalisation records
  • colonial Secretary Papers
  • miscellaneous indexes

Online Family History databases are available for use at any branch of the library:

Visit (opens in new window)

Visit Findmypast (opens in new window)

Access digitised newspapers from the National Library of Australia:

Trove Digitised newspapers


Illawarra Remembers (opens in a new window)

​Illawarra Remembers 1914-1918

 is a public tribute to all local men and women who participated in WW1.



There are many stories yet to be shared. Information and images can be added directly to the website

or by contacting the library to arrange a time to record your stories and scan your photographs and original documents. 

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