Discover your family history with our trial

Sutherland Shire Libraries have recently subscribed to a trial of the popular genealogy web site

This site can help you with all your family history research. It contains 50 million historical records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. The collection includes cemetery, death, land, military, court and migration records, electoral rolls, criminal reports, directories, almanacs and Government Gazettes.

There are also thousands of social, government and general history records - handy for those with an interest in Australian history or great for those end-of-year school projects.

Our Central Library at Sutherland holds a number of useful resources for genealogists including books, CD-Roms and microfilm while all Sutherland Shire Libraries (excluding Bundeena) have a subscription to So if you're interested in researching your family tree, you can always find something to help you at your local Library.

Come in today, try out and tell us what you think. You can access the database for free via the PCs in Sutherland Shire Libraries - just ask staff! The trial ends January 2011.