Deposit your family history with us
Depositing your family history with us is a great way to preserve your research and assist other researchers. Watch our video on How to Donate Your Family History via this link.
We accept both published and unpublished materials which have value for genealogical research. This includes any country and time period, and we accept both digital or hard copy formats. A signed donation form is required in all cases.
Read our Background Information Leaflet on donating material to the SAG.
Our Deposit Form must be provided with all physical and digital donations to the Library or Archives.
Whilst we accept physical materials we strongly encourage digital donations. To help you digitise and organise your papers to the correct standards please read our Digital Standards Information Form.
You should also consider donating a compiled family history. A compiled family history is where you have written up your family history into a book or similar format. It can be published or unpublished.
For unpublished materials, we've designed a one-page Assessment Form for physical donations which you can download here. This will assist us to understand what sort of material you'd like to place in our collection.
Worried that some of your research might be thrown out if you aren't around to manage it? We've designed a page of Preservation Stickers you can download to help identify important genealogical information. They're designed to work with Avery L7162FO Fluoro Laser Labels, but there's a word version which you can also use to design your own.
We encourage financial bequests to support donations of family history materials. The Society is a registered charity and donations of $2 or more are tax deductible when made to the Collections Fund. This Fund is used to purchase library resources and improve the services and facilities for our members. Cataloguing and storing family history papers and books incurs expense and we encourage those who can do so to make a financial donation to assist us with this work when they lodge their papers with us.
Image: Lean-Gray wedding 1942, SAG Manuscript and Image Collection, Item 6/1238