Material is available for those interested in tracing their family histories and local history.
These include birth, death and marriage records, convict records, shipping records, and many other colonial records. The majority of these records are held on microfilm, microfiche or on CD ROM, which necessitates the use of equipment.
Experienced volunteers are available to assist and train people beginning their family history research, or people requiring help in the use of equipment or resources. Advanced family history researchers may also be able to gain some tips from our knowledgeable volunteers.
The local history collection is a specialised collection which contains material covering all historical and contemporary aspects of the Burwood area. These materials include:-
- Reports on local issues
- Local newspapers, current and back issues
- Pictorial material including photographs
- Maps and plans
- Local council papers
The Local History Librarian is available every Wednesday and appointments can be made either by phone or in person. For more information, telephone enquiries may be made to the Local History Librarian on (02) 9911-9999.
Burwood and District Family History Group
The group aims to promote and encourage the study of genealogy and family history in Australia. Membership is open to all persons subscribing to the Aims and Objects of the Group and paying the prescribed membership fee.
The group has a large collection of family history journals from around Australia and Britain. It also has a growing library of genealogical books and microforms relating to Australia and Europe. The group has assisted the library to index over 200 volumes of newspaper clippings (from 1880s). Assistance and advice is freely given and the members enjoy friendly informal meetings with guest speakers. The group enjoys tours and workshops and publish a quality journal "Ances-Tree" three times each year.
Visitors are most welcome. Meetings are held at Burwood Library, every 1st Saturday of the month (except January) and workshops follow the meeting from 2pm - 4pm.
Contact: Kath Florence, Secretary
Mail: c/- Burwood Library, 4 Marmaduke Street, Burwood, N.S.W. 2134.
Internet History Resources
Over 18,000 pages of online records for family history research in New South Wales, Australia.
Has listings of: Electoral rolls, Sands Directories, Title Deeds, Mining Leases, Pastoral Licences and Occupations.
NOTE: A username and password is required to access this site, please see staff at Burwood Library or send an email to email@example.com
NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages
The Registry is responsible for the administration of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act, 1995 and the Commonwealth Marriage Act, 1961 for the state of New South Wales.
The Registry registers New South Wales life events accurately and securely for all time, ensuring their integrity and confidentiality. This includes the registration of births, deaths and marriages and official changes of name and sex.