The Genealogy Research Library Collection

Want to start researching your family history but need some guidance, then why not come along and join the Moruya & District Historical Society Genealogy Group?
The Genealogy Research Room is located at the rear of the Museum, 85 Campbell Street, Moruya. There is always a volunteer on duty who can help and guide you in your research.
Membership of the Historical Society entitles you to full use of the Genealogy room.

For opening hours please see our home page.

Our entire collection has been catalogued and entered into a number of databases.
These can be searched on the computers in the genealogy room.

Click here for PDF format of the Subject listing of the library as at August 2016. File size 798kb.

Computers

Internet access for researching is available on our three computers.
A scanner and colour printer is also available.
We are also an affiliate library of the Church of Latter Day Saints with our computers providing access to their digitised resources.

CDRoms

Our collection includes :- Australian Births, Deaths and Marriages; Post Office Directories; Family Histories; Cemetery Transcriptions;
Convict Databases; Immigration Records; Mining Records; Vital Records Indexes; Various English and Irish Records.

Microfiche and Microfilm

Items include many sections of the Archives Resource Kit.
This collection also includes the Local Newspapers on Microfilm which are not available on Trove.

Books and other Printed Material

Most of these items are available for loan to members unless marked Not for Loan. Major topics covered by the collection are:-

Photographs

Our Photographic collection is both in digital format and archival albums. It contains historical images of the local area and many family photographs. A general index can be downloaded.

Archives and Family and General Files

We have a large collection of newspaper cuttings and unpublished reports in our Family and General Files as well as a collection of Archival material relating to the local area.

Magazines

We exchange a number of magazines with other family history research groups. These are available for loan if in printed format. Many are now received digitally and are available on computer B.