Births, deaths and marriages

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitors are kindly advised that this website includes images, sounds and names of people who have passed.

All users should be aware that some topics or historical content may be culturally sensitive, offensive or distressing, and that some images may contain nudity or are of people not yet identified. Certain words, terms or descriptions may reflect the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written, but are now considered inappropriate in today's context.

Key to library resources

Access anywhere with a library card In the Library (or anywhere with a Library card for NSW residents)
Available to access in the library Only in the Library
Publicly available online Publicly available



Koori Mail Online Collection

Search the Australian Indigenous index to find information about births, funerals and marriages in the Koori Mail newspaper, Dawn magazine as well as historical missionary magazines.

You can view issues of the Koori Mail, 1991-present in the Koori Mail Online Collection.


Cemetery records

Search cemetery records to find biographical information about your ancestor as well as other details such as where they’re buried, who is also buried in the plot and their relationship.

The information in the records vary from cemetery to cemetery but most records include the deceased’s name and their date of birth and death.

We have cemetery records from all over New South Wales in our collections. Search our catalogue using the place and the word ‘cemeteries’. You will also find many of the records on the shelves in the family history area.