Local Studies & Family History

Materials relating to the history of Goulburn and the local area are collected and made available for research within the Local Studies Collection of Goulburn Mulwaree Library.

The Library collection is enhanced by the collection belonging to the Goulburn District Family History Society.

Library staff are available for general reference assistance for family and Local Studies enquiries, and can direct you to the most useful resources for research, however, the Library is unable to provide research services.

email general enquiries to : library@goulburn.nsw.gov.au

The Goulburn District Family History Society and the Goulburn & District Historical Society will undertake research, and are happy to receive information requests. More detailed enquiries should be referred to Garry White, President GDFHS at wollondilly@netspace.net.au.

Local Cemeteries

There are approximately 39 cemeteries located within the Goulburn Mulwaree Council LGA, follow the links below to find out more Library staff can help locate graves and burial locations for the pre-1999…

Asylum Records - Kenmore Hospital

A common way of finding out if a relative was in a mental hospital is to check the death certificate. If a person died in a mental hospital or asylum it will be stated on the death certificate. There are very few…

Australia Remembers

Australia Remembers is an online project by charity organisation Australia Remembers Ltd.  The project involves the creation of personalised online Anzac Journals for each Gallipoli and World War One Anzac and for…

ANZAC Centenary

Department of Veterans' Affairs has created a website to celebrate the centenary of World War I and the start of the ANZAC legend. The Centenary of ANZAC will mark a century of service and sacrifice, encompassing all…

NSW Anzac Centenary

 NSW Anzac Centenary The NSW Anzac Centenary website features online research guides to help family historians retrieve their WW1 stories from government records. The guides identify research pathways for tracing…

Australian War Memorial Databases

Australian War Memorial Search Access to comprehensive Biographical Databases for those who have served in Australia's military and the arenas they have served in around the world.

Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com provides instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases. Australian records include convict…

Cora Num's Website for Genealogists

CoraWeb is an Australian gateway site for tracing your family history. Helping you trace your family history in Australia and elsewhere

Family & Local History Groups

There are several Local & Family History groups in the Southern Tablelands Region. Goulburn District Family History Society Inc. PO Box 611 Goulburn NSW 2580 President: Garry White (02) 4821-1156…

FamilySearch

FamilySearch The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) have been actively gathering and preserving genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch, historically known as the Genealogical…

FindMyPast

FindMyPast FindMyPast provides online access to records from Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea as well as for Ireland and the United Kingdom. Find your past using our family history records…

Internet History Resources

Internet History Resources site is the New South Wales Family History Document Service Online records New South Wales 1850-1920 for family history research. Includes electoral rolls, Sands directories, title deeds,…

National Archives of Australia Family History

Family History - Begin your journey Researching family history is a favourite hobby for many people. The National Archives holds many records in which you might find information about your ancestors. This is the place…

National Library of Australia Family Research

The National Library's collections offer a wealth of resources to the Australian family historian.

NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages

NSW Births, Deaths and Marriages Free searching of the Historical Indexes for : Births over 100 years ago Deaths over 30 years ago Marriages over 50 years ago

NSW State Library Family History Resources

A valuable source for 'getting started': includes Family History FAQs, electronic resources guide, Family History Research Guide and Getting Started guides.    

Old Bailey Online

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913 A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central…

Ryerson Index

The Ryerson Index to death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers. The date range covered extends from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to…

Sands Directories

Sands Directories Online  The City of Sydney Archives has made the complete set of Sands available and searchable online. Access is free via the link below. The firm of John Sands Ltd (Printers and Stationers)…

State Library of NSW eResources

The SLNSW eResources gives free 24/7 access to local & international newspapers, eBooks, full-text journals, magazines, and online databases.  Includes historic newspaper databases such as The Times Digital…

State Records

Research and explore the official archives of New South Wales at State Records Archives Collection. Access catalogues, guides and fact sheets, search indexes of names and places and online galleries.  Explore…

Trove - Digitised Newspapers

Through the National Library of Australia's Trove discovery service, there is free online access to over 8 million pages from over 350 Australian newspapers. All of the digitised newspapers are fully…

Miles Franklin Walking Tour

This walking tour commemorates Miles' years in the Goulburn district. It features many of the sites mentioned in relation to Miles, identifies places quoted in her books, and highlights others that she would have…