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Family History

Love to know more about your family's past? Explore the Family History resources.

Love to know more about your family's past?

The Gosford Family History Collection is located on the Mezzanine Level of Gosford Branch Library and is currently accessible only to library staff. Our history team are happy to facilitate access to this collection. Please email for assistance.

What does the library hold?

Family history databases are available for use in Library branches.
•    Ancestry (Library edition) is available at all library branches – please see staff for assistance logging in.
•    Find My Past and British Newspaper Archive are available at all branches.

The main emphasis of our collection is on New South Wales, with some Queensland and Victorian Immigration records. Please note that we do not hold overseas records, as other groups on the Central Coast specialise in these.

A large selection of family history books and guides are available for loan or reference use within the library.

How do I access the collection?

Gosford Library - To access the collection, please phone 4304 7500 and book a time on the resource you require. Bookings are taken for 1 hour sessions for microfilm and microfiche machines, beginning on the hour.

Tuggerah Library - The family history computers, microfiche and microfilm readers can be reserved for up to two hours, by telephoning 4350 1560.

What if I need assistance or guidance?

Use of the collection is conducted on a learn-it-yourself basis, however, if you require assistance starting your research, or you have hit a brick wall, please contact us on 4350 1560 or email

Beginner’s sessions are held on a regular basis. Gosford Library offers limited support and guidance for family history research. Please check the Libraries What's On page for details of upcoming sessions.

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