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Our Family History Research Centre & Library is located at:

2/379 Kent Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Our postal address is: 120 Kent Street, Millers Point NSW 2000


The SAG Family History Research Centre & Library is a community space where we connect with researchers in person and online. It is the heart of our research support service joining together our experienced volunteers and staff with members and the public.

Our collection is a treasure trove of resources for family historians and genealogists to learn from! Our dedicated family history library collection contains the Society’s print and electronic items which cover both Australian and international material (especially England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland). Our diverse collection includes BDM indexes, biographies, cemetery transcriptions, burial registers, local histories, parish registers, published family histories, shipping records and more!

We provide access to the major commercial sites such as Ancestry, FindMyPast, The Genealogist, MyHeritage, British Newspaper Archive, Discovery (National Archives UK), Biographical Database of Australia and much more. We also have more than 2,200 electronic databases covering both Australian and overseas topics.

We are also an 'affiliate library' of FamilySearch and have increased access to digital collections.

CURRENT LIBRARY OPENING HOURS


  • Tuesday, 10.00am - 3.30pm
  • Thursday, 10.00am - 3.30pm
  • 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month (Jan & Dec differ): 10.00am - 3.30pm

The Library is closed Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and public holidays.

Please see below for variations to opening hours.

Before visiting us:

  • Bookings to visit the Library are no longer required.
  • Before visiting the Library, please read the Conditions of Entry.
  • Currently this includes compulsory mask wearing and vaccination requirements.
  • Anyone is welcome to use our Library collection, but non-members pay a research fee of $20 per day on arrival.

OPENING HOURS VARIATIONS:

Changes to our opening hours will be added to this page and to the Society’s social media accounts.

  • SAG Library will be closed on Tuesday 16 August 2022 for a Society event.

Important documents:

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Our Archives & Offices are located at :

120 Kent Street, Millers Point NSW 2000

 

Important documents:

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CURRENT Archives OPENING HOURS

  • Appointments are required to view items and these are normally available on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Richmond Villa at 120 Kent Street is an historic three-storey property (originally built 1849) and both the seminar room and bathrooms are only accessible via stairs. There is no lift. However, the Archives and Library Stack material can be accessed on the ground floor, and wheelchair access to this floor can be arranged. If you require special assistance, please telephone in advance and speak to our staff, who will be happy to assist you.


This is at the northern (The Rocks) end of Kent Street just past the approaches to the Harbour Bridge and  adjacent to Observatory Hill. Wynyard Station (train and bus) is a 10 minute walk and ferries are 15 minutes       away at Circular Quay or Barangaroo Wharf. There is metered street parking outside the building.

    OPENING HOURS VARIATIONS:

    Changes to our opening hours will be added to this page and to the Society’s social media accounts.

    • SAG Archives will be closed on Tuesday 16 August 2022 for a Society event.
     


    SAG FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH CENTRE & LIBRARY

    SAG ARCHIVES & OFFICES

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    LOCATIONS

    Library 2/379 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

    Archives/Offices 120 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

    Gadigal Land

    Location map

    See our hours of opening for each building.

    NSW Charitable Fundraising No. CFN/26276

    CONTACT US

    +61 2 9247 3953 Office

    +61 2 9299 5151 Library (during opening hours)

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