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SAG members enjoy a number of benefits


There are many benefits to being a member, including:


  • Access to our world-class collections at 2/379 Kent Street (Library resources) and 120 Kent Street (archives)
  • Research advice from our volunteer library assistants during your visits to the Research Library at 2/379 Kent Street
  • Look up & research advice service for country, interstate and international members
  • Quick look-up service for all members – get something checked in the collection without making a trip to the city
  • Discount on Findmypast subscription – contact the office for the special discount code to use
  • Our quarterly journal Descent in either print or electronic format - download a sample issue
  • Reciprocal visiting rights to societies around Australia and New Zealand
  • Access to SAG’s courier services to purchase UK Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates & Probate Records if you don’t wish to do this online yourself
  • Access to UK sterling payments


  • Discount rates for SAG courses, lectures, workshops and tours
  • Free attendance at an SAG lecture or webinar during your first 3 months of membership
  • Access to exclusive member-only events
  • Access to webinars (online presentations viewed over the internet from your home or mobile device)

Free access to ‘pay to view’ websites while in the library:

At 2/379 Kent Street we providing access to many key subscription websites, saving you over $750 per annum on personal subscriptions

  • (Institutional Edition)
  • (World Library Edition)
  • The (Diamond Library Edition)
  • National Archives (UK) Discovery – download wills, military records and other documents for free
  • My Heritage (library edition)
  • British Newspaper Archives
  • Biographical Database of Australia
  • As an affiliate FamilySearch Centre we can provide access to many digital images from

ADDITIONAL ONLINE FEATURES AND Free access from home to:

      • My Heritage (Library Edition) - save over $200 per year on a personal subscription
      • The National Archives UK  - save $6.50 every time you download a document through its Discovery service
      • Additional information in our MIDAS catalogue - members see all references within files and can download attachments 
      • Additional services through the Library catalogue - members can register for alerts about new resources and maintain their own listing of records of interest in the collection

Image: Denison family, SAG Manuscript and Image Collection, Item 5/9775

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Our Research Centre is at 2/379 Kent St, Sydney.

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

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Call : +61 2 9247 3953


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