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Our History & Objects

The Society was formed in 1932 and is the oldest family history society in Australia.

The SAG is an organisation that welcomes enthusiastic amateurs alongside professional genealogists, sharing a passion for family history.

We have around 4,000 members throughout the world and are incorporated under Australia’s Corporations Law as a non-profit company, limited by guarantee. Our income is tax exempt and donations over $2 to our Collections Fund are tax deductible. Our ABN is 45 029 698 871

Our principal object is the advancement of genealogical education and this is reflected in our education program and collections.

The SAG is managed by a small staff under the direction of a Board of Directors and we could not open our doors without a wonderful team of volunteers.

The Society of Australian Genealogists acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and emerging Traditional Custodians of the land in which we operate, live, and gather.


The Society’s current Constitution can be downloaded here

The Society's Vision Statement and Strategic Plan 2020-2023 can be downloaded here.

Financial Reports 

Copies of our current and previous year’s audited financial statements are also available below.

2020 Accounts

2019 Accounts

2018 Accounts

 Annual General Meetings

The Society's AGM for 2021 took place on Saturday 1 May - the recording is available at  

The Society's 87th Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 30 May 2020 for the first time as an online meeting.  Information for members is available in the Connect Online page of the Members Area of the website.

Image:  The first Council of the Society of Australian Genealogists, taken in the Sydney Botanical Gardens, 17 January 1934. 

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Library & Research Centre:  2/379 Kent St, Sydney

Our office is at Richmond Villa, 120 Kent St, Sydney

Gadigal Country

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+61 2 9299 5151 Library

+61 2 9247 3953 Office


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