Research Centre

Opening Times

The Research Centre will be open from 10am to 2pm every Sunday as well as the 1st and 2nd Thursday of every month.  The Centre will be closed for the Christmas and New Year break from mid December to mid January.  For exact dates please check out our Facebook page.

The numerous facilities are available free to members and non members may use the research facilities at a cost of $10 per session with the assistance of the volunteers on duty.

Location: The Old Pyree School
888 Greenwell Point Road Pyree, NSW

Family histroy research centre

Our Resources and Holdings

We have well over 3500 items in Printed Material, Microfiche, CD-ROM and Microfilm forms.

Our collection includes:

    • Shoalhaven, we have a very extensive collection of information for the whole of the Shoalhaven Area.
    • Birth, Death and Marriage indexes for all States.
    • Pioneer Registers and Local Histories from many areas.
    • Convict Records.
    • Koori records for local families.
    • NSW Wills for the period 1800 -1901 on microfilm and the microfiche indexes used to search these films.
    • Electoral Rolls and Directories.
    • Government Gazettes for NSW.
    • Reference and source books.
    • Journals from other family history societies in Australia and overseas.
    • Many Cemetery and burial records from all States.
    • Military Records
    • Genealogical research directories.
    • Colonial Shipping records in Book, Fiche and Microfilm form.
    • International Genealogical Index.
    •  Internet Access including membership of and Find My Past UK.
    • An extensive collection of British records and some for other countries (see List of Holdings for areas covered).
    • The known burials and headstones in Old Worrigee Cemetery. Click here OLD WORRIGEE CEMETERY.
    • The known burials in Bellawongarah Cemetery. Click here BELLAWONGARAH CEMETERY.

Note that this is a large file and may take some time to download.

Research and Library Fees

    • Photocopying A4 .20c
    • Photocopying A3 .40c
    • Microfilm copies from Nowra Library $1.10
    • Microfilm / Fiche Copies A4 from SFHS $.50c
    • Computer Printout per page $.50c
    • Birth Records SFHS member $5.00
    • Death Records SFHS member $5.00
    • Pre 1856 BDM record non-member $7.00
    • Birth Record non-member $7.00
    • Death Record non-member $7.00
    • FHS Family Group Sheet Blank .20c
    • Photographs sent via email $5.00
    • Photographs 6×4 printed $5.00 + Postage
    • SFHS Family Group Sheet with Information $1.00
    • access now free, (print outs charged as per above charges).

Please Note: We have a strict policy of not allowing the use of personally owned Flash Drives in our computers in order to ensure security of our network. 

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