About Society of Australian Genealogists

The Society of Australian Genealogists was established in 1932 to encourage the pursuit of family history and to provide guidance and resources for those tracing their family trees. We run an active program of lectures, workshops, seminars and tours, and can give advice on all aspects of genealogy. Our library, located in the Sydney CBD, has a world-class collection of resources and manuscripts, much of which is unique to us. We are a membership society but most of our activities and services are available to non-members as well.


Holdings include:

Manuscript material collected over more than 75 years - much of which is not available elsewhere
Over 2,500 published Australian family histories and biographies 
Copies of many NSW parish registers for most denominations 
Over 1100 electronic resources from around the world
Local histories, cemetery records, school & post office histories
Images relating to both individuals and places
Resources relating to all states of Australia and New Zealand, as well as most overseas countries, especially England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
Access in our libraries to the major 'pay to view' websites from around the world

Find more about the Library, including opening hours and a link to the online library catalogue here.


You can join the SAG wherever you live - find out more here

Other services

The Society has a very active program of lectures and events, including webinars (webinars are member-only). See our current list of events here.


Monthly newsletter

Our monthly newsletter SAGe is emailed to both members and non-members and you can subscribe to receive this by clicking here. SAGe is free to both members and the public.


Society of Australian Genealogists records online

The Society of Genealogists has partnered with findmypast to publish online some of its unique cemetery transcriptions. You can read more information about all these record sets by selecting each option from the list on the left-hand side of this page

Find out more about Society of Australian Genealogists