Current members (including those in Sydney) can request a quick lookup of an item held in our collections by filling out the form here.  Please read the details given on the form so you understand the scope of this look-up service.  

Members who live in the country, interstate, or overseas are able to request up to three hours free research within our collections each year.  Additional work may be undertaken at the discretion of our volunteer Research Officers for a fee.  Details about our charges will be found on the Research Services page.

You will need to clearly set out your research request in the body of the email as our internal mail service may not permit attachments to be opened.  

Please be sure when submitting any enquiry to us that you set out clearly what you have already tried, otherwise we may spend your research time repeating work you have already done yourself. 

We need, as a minimum, the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your SAG membership number
  • Your research request - be precise and note what you have already tried

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A limited research service is also offered to non-members who live outside of the greater Sydney metropolitan area.  Please send a short email detailing the work you would like us to undertake on your behalf and we will respond with a quote, which will then be payable prior to work being done for you.  If you require research to be done at a library or archive outside of the SAG we will refer you to the list of professional genealogists who have completed the Society's Diploma in FHS and who are available for private commissions.  That list can be found here