Our Library Collection

Our library is located at 379 Kent Street. There you will find:

  • family histories and biographies
  • local & school histories
  • birth, death & marriage (BDM) indexes for all states of Australia, New Zealand, England, Wales and some other countries
  • shipping records
  • probate records for many states of Australia and for England and Wales
  • cemetery transcriptions and burial registers
  • parish registers
  • English, Welsh,Scottish and some Irish census records
  • Family Search (including the International Genealogical Index and Ancestral File
  • Access to the major commercial sites such as Ancestry, FindMyPast, The Genealogist, British Newspaper Archives, Discovery (National Archives UK) and much more
  • Access to over 1200 electronic databases covering both Australian and overseas resources

In the March and June 2007 issues of our quarterly journal Descent we published a two-part article on Finding Your Way Around the New SAG Library, which gives some helpful tips on how the collection is set out and how the library classification scheme works.  A copy of part one is available here and Part 2 is available here for download.