Kiama Family History Centre

FHC LogoThe Kiama Family History is closed until further notice, due to COVID19 restrictions. For more information visit our COVID-19 Update page. 

You can still contact us by email or phone (02) 4233 1122, and follow us on Facebook or Instagram.


Ancestry logo Ancestry is the world's largest family history database where you can browse census records, start a family tree and more. It provides a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research, with access to over 4000 databases.

While Ancestry is generally only available for use in the Kiama Family History Centre, during the centre closure, Ancestry is available remotely to library members.

To access Ancestry from homelog in to your library account, then on the left side menu click (under 'Member weblinks menu'). If you're having trouble, click here for more information or contact the library on (02) 4233 1133.


Kiama Family History Centre

The Kiama Family History Centre is owned and operated as a community service by Kiama Municipal Council, and is located on the ground level of the Kiama Library building.

The Family History Centre has been helping people trace their family history for more than 25 years. If you are working on a genealogical or local history project and require help or would just like to discover new avenues of research, the Kiama Family History Centre is the place to visit.

The centre has an extensive collection of books, microfilms, historical maps, databases and access to online genealogical service providers which enable access to records from not only the Kiama area but also throughout Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Europe and America.

We offer one-on-one personal assistance sessions as well as a records retrieval service which provides accurate birth, death and marriage certificates that are necessary for verifying all genealogical research.


fhc research  Personal assistance

Stack of old black and white family photos and letters with a baby pictured in the photo on top.    Record retrieval service

Family History Centre old ephemera.jpg  Family history resources

Pioneers and Settlers both volumes


 If you would like to purchase any items from our Family History Centre Shop, please contact Kiama Library by phone (02) 42331133, or email


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