Genealogy databases

Please note that, unless stated, our Genealogy databases are available for use on library public computers only. Public computers are available at Nowra Library, Sanctuary Point Library, Ulladulla Library and Milton Library. This allows you to make use of our member subscription, giving you greater access to the information available.


The world's largest family history database where you can browse census records, start a family tree and more. It provides a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research, with access to over 4,000 databases. For use on library public computers only.

Go to Ancestry

The British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive offers online access to millions of pages from British and Irish newspapers from 1703-2003. It’s a fantastic family history research resource, as well as a fascinating look into Britain’s, and the rest of the world’s, history. For use on library public computers only.

Go to The British Newspaper Archive


A free genealogical resource with a collection of over 5.7 billion digital images, records, books and user-generated content. The FamilySearch Wiki offers a vast range of knowledge articles to assist when researching your family tree across the globe. Create a personal login to begin searching or contributing content. As an Affiliate Library of FamilySearch, restricted records can be viewed when in the library.

Go to FamilySearch


A family history and genealogy website, which currently offers access to a collection of over 50 million historical records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Pacific Islands, the UK, Ireland, United States and Canada. For use on library public computers only.

Go to FindMyPast