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Family History

You can use the following online resources to discover more about your ancestors. Free access to these resources is available at any of the Shire libraries at Bermagui, Bega, Merimbula or Eden.

Internet History Resources can help you trace people who lived and worked in New South Wales during the period 1850 – 1920.

Link to ancestry.com
 

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CD-ROMs in local history collection

Some of these cd-roms have already been loaded onto the local history computer at Bega library.  Most CD-ROMs can be used on any Bega Library computer. CD-ROMs can be transferred to other libraries for in-library use only - please ask library staff to arrange.

  • Aldine Centennial History of NSW, 1888
  • Arrivals and departures NSW 1788-1825
  • Australasian Genealogical Computer Index (AGCI) vols. 1, 2, 3, 4. Vol. 2 disc needs to be in the computer to view.
  • Australian Family Histories
  • Australian Handbook 1904
  • Australian Shipping arrivals and departures 1788 – 1968, version 9.
  • Cemeteries – Bemboka 1884-2004, Candelo 1879-2004, Kameruka 1848-2004, Tantawanglo 1922-2004, Towamba 1886-2003, Rocky Hall 1886-2003, Wolumla 1874-2004, Wyndham 1881 – 2004.
  • Census of NSW 1828 (2nd ed.)
  • Conditional purchasers of crown land 1862 -1864.
  • Cyclopedia of NSW 1907
  • Deaths, burials and headstones Norfolk Island, 1788 – 1810 (general lending)
  • Free passengers to NSW 1826 – 1837.
  • Handbook to the Colony of NSW, 1858
  • Index of Colonial Convict Movements 1827 – 1853
  • Index to Colonial Secretary’s papers 1788 – 1825 (ARK)
  • Index to Itineraries and Returns of the Commissioners of Crown Lands 1837-1849 and Itineraries of Foster Fyans Returns of Population and Livestock 1844-1846 (amended)
  • Index to Miscellaneous Records Relating to Gold Fields of NSW
  • Index to Police Returns NSW 1825 – 1856
  • Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Directory of NSW, 1903
  • NSW Almanac and Country Directory, 1926
  • NSW Country Directory 1895
  • NSW Educational Gazette Vol. 1-3 (June 1893) to Vol. 4-12 (May 1895)
  • NSW Government Gazette 1865
  • NSW Government Gazettes 1832-1863
  • NSW Immigration Deposits Combined Index 1853-1900 (2013 update)
  • NSW Post Office Directory, 1875 -77
  • NSW Post Office Directory 1904
  • NSW Public Service List (excluding teachers), 1934
  • NSW Public Service List (Teachers) 1925
  • NSW Telephone Exchanges list of subscribers 1913
  • Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa 1899-1902
  • Passenger arrivals at Port Phillip and other Victorian Ports index 1846.
  • Pastoral Possessions of NSW, 1889
  • Prisoners on board the hulk Phoenix : index to Prisoners received, 20 August 1825 to 30 January 1837
  • Prisoners on board the hulk Phoenix : index to transportation entrance books, 18 January 1833 to 7 September 1848
  • Registers of Discharge of Seamen NSW volume 1 & 2, 1859-1878
  • Registers of Discharge of Seamen NSW volume 3, 1878-1887
  • Registers of Leases of Auriferous Lands NSW mining districts 1874-1953
  • Registers of Leases of Auriferous Lands southern mining district 1875 - 1908
  • Registers of Leases of Auriferous Lands various districts 1925 – 1953, 1907-1928
  • Residents of NSW 1885.
  • Sydney Morning Herald Births, Marriages, Deaths and Funeral notices, 1831 - 1853
  • Tegg’s NSW Pocket Almanac, 1842
  • Unassisted arrivals to Sydney (NSW) index 1842 – 1857.
  • Yewen’s Directory of Landholders NSW, 1900

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