The Genealogy Research Library CollectionWant 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.
ComputersInternet 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.
CDRomsOur 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 MicrofilmItems include many sections of the Archives Resource Kit.
This collection also includes the Local Newspapers on Microfilm such as the Moruya Examiner 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:-
- How to research Family History and Research Guides
- General History
- Australian History and Local History
- Cemetery Records
- Convict Research Information
- Immigration Research Information
- Family Histories
- Pioneer Registers
- Overseas References.
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We have a large collection of newspaper cuttings and unpublished reports in our Family and General Files as well as a collection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.
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.