Research Family History
To assist with Family History research, our specialist group dealing with the history of Ku-ring-gai’s pioneer families is available in our Gordon Research Centre to help you in person.
We recognise that not everyone can readily visit us, so if you are unable to attend our rooms in person, our experienced volunteers can undertake research on your behalf – our fees are listed below.
In addition, if your interest is in researching your own ancestry – anywhere in the world – our Family History Group has the resources to assist you, including monthly research & training workshops. Find out more on our Family History Group page.
We hold a large collection of materials related to Ku-ring-gai’s early families – a valuable resource for those researching their own ancestral connections with the area.
Our annual research journal, The Historian, is one of these and The Historian index is searchable – so why not make it the first destination on your research journey!
We are always looking for opportunities to expand our research resources, so if you have any information on Ku-ring-gai’s pioneer families you would like to share with us, we’d love to hear from you!
If you would like us to undertake research with regard to Ku-ring-gai families for you, please complete the Request for Family History Research below.
Kindly note that our research service is restricted to families connected to the Ku-ring-gai area – but if you wish to research your own ancestry without limitation to Ku-ring-gai, why not join our Family History Group instead.
The time taken to complete the research will depend on the nature of the request; the availability of an appropriately experienced volunteer; and on how many requests are ahead of you – we will endeavour to keep you informed if extended delays are expected.
Any original work carried out remains the property of the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society and is made available to you for personal use and research. Copies will be added to our files and may be used to answer other queries. If you wish to publish any research we do for you, we usually require only an acknowledgement of our work – but a licence fee will usually be required for commercial publication.
Our fee for a standard Family History research enquiry is $60. Complex enquiries may incur a higher fee, which we would discuss with you first. Research starts after we receive the $60 fee.
You may pay by EFT, cheque or cash. We do not have credit card facilities.
After submitting the form, to complete your request, please arrange an EFT payment of $60 to:
- BSB: 032083
- Account No: 248971
- Please add your SURNAME and the letters FHR to your bank’s reference field
Alternatively please post a cheque for $60, payable to ‘Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc’ to:
Ku-ring-gai Historical Society,
PO Box 109
GORDON NSW 2072
If you prefer, you can also pay by cash or cheque in person at our Research Centre in Gordon – please check our location and opening hours on our Contact page, where you will also find a different contact form for general enquiries only.
Once you submit the form, you should receive an automatic confirmation email – if you don’t, please check your spam folder. In due course we will then acknowledge your research request personally, by email or telephone.
Disclaimer: Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc. is not responsible for, and makes no representation or warranty in respect of any information, documents and materials it prepares, including the accuracy, adequacy, suitability or completeness of such information, documents and materials.