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Delving into family history research can often be daunting and can leave you unsure of where to start. We have a range of resources available that can help you on your way. Don't forget, library staff are always available to assist you in your research and point you in the right direction.

Each of our branches have a range of resources available. If you are interested in coming along to see what we have available, Muswellbrook library hosts monthly information sessions covering family history research from basic steps to your family tree every last Thursday of the month @ 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Denman branch hosts information sessions upon appointment. Visit our what's on page for session details or complete our information request form to suggest a session or ask a question.

Library members can gain free access to the library’s subscription databases

Visit your local branch to access any of these databases.

The State Library of NSW provide fact sheets on where to get started in family research

These fact sheets include information on births, deaths and marriagesconvict history, passenger records, shipping records and Indigenous family history research.

Other useful family history research websites