Richmond Tweed Regional Library


Providing our community with learning resources and research tools


Family History

Did you know that researching family history and genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the world?
To begin your research into your past, speak to our library staff about access to and other resources available in each branch.
Richmond Tweed Regional Library also has a dedicated Family History and Research Centre located at 6 Centenary Drive in Goonellabah, where trained staff are on hand to support you with your search.
At the centre you can access the Northern Star newspaper on Microfilm from May 13 1876 onwards, and other local newspapers. You can use, Archives Resource Kit, access cemetery records, the Births, Deaths and Marriages index, convict records, Immigration & Shipping index (Microfilm and books), Family Histories, The Genealogy Handbook, newsletters and magazines, landholders' records, electoral rolls, census records, register of the police, NSW Medical Register, roll of barristers and solicitors and the London census on CD-ROM.
  • To search for other Australian digitised newspapers, click here
  • To view over 2,000 items held in the Local Studies collection, click here
  • To access Library Edition come in to any of our libraries and click here
  • To view over 18,000 pages of online records for family history research in New South Wales using Internet History Resources in your local library click here
If you have any questions about family history and how we may be able to help you, please phone the Family History and Research Centre on 02 6625 5100.