Family History

Family HistoryResearching your family history can be an extremely rewarding experience and is a hobby favoured by many. However, if you’re not sure where to start, why not begin your journey of discovery at our libraries!

The LMG provides many tools to help search for information on your ancestors. The following databases can be accessed from Hurstville Library and Penshurst Branch Library.


Drop in to Hurstville Library to access:
- Genealogy and Local Studies reference collections
- Local newspapers on microfilm, including editions of the: You can also explore Trove, provided by the National Library of Australia. Trove is a single point of access to many Australian collections, digitised newspapers such as the Sydney Morning Herald, maps, photos and much more from around Australia.

Family History programs and events
LMG staff facilitate a range of family and local history events, classes and workshops throughout the year. Check out Event, Exhibitions and Classes for more details
Hurstville Family History Society meets on the second Wednesday of each month at Hurstville Library. Contact us for more information.