Research

Research

Research can be carried out in person at Wollongong City Library (read on) or for a small fee club members will do research on your behalf (See Can't get to Wollongong City Library? below).

Over the years the Illawarra Family History Group has built up a considerable library collection. These resources are housed in the Reference Section, Wollongong City Library, Burelli Street, Wollongong. 

Most items are on open access although some are available only to members. Users are encouraged to join the group as we rely on members support to maintain and add to our collection. 

Library Assistants

Volunteer Library Assistants are present in the Library on Wednesday and Friday mornings, so bring along your queries and get some help in finding the answers.

Please note:

  • Books and microfiche which are not locked in the cupboards or filing cabinets will be available during all normal library hours.
  • Wednesday and Fridays will still be only days that "helpers" will be on duty to help with research.
  • It will be necessary to bring your IFHG member card with you to show to the librarian on duty to get the locked cupboards and filing cabinets. Locked cupboards and filing cabinets MUST NOT be left unlocked while doing research.
  • The IFHG computer is for the use of IFHG members only. It will be available to non-members for a fee and used under supervision.

Do not ask the Library staff for help on any computer problems. 

 

The computers are managed by the IFHG and if members are present they may be able to help.

Can't get to Wollongong City Library?

If you are unable to visit the IFHG in Wollongong City Library then members are able to carry out research for you for a small fee.

Research Request Fees

Members             $10.00 per first hour or part thereof and then $20.00 per hour or part thereof researched.
Non-Members     $20.00 per hour or part thereof researched.

Condition of enquiries

To initiate your research please send all the information you can, such as full names, event dates (birth, marriage, death and those which are important to your inquiry), addresses etc. and any other relevant information to assist us, together with a stamped self addressed business size envelope or your email address and cheque or Money Order payable to the Illawarra Family History Group for the first hour to:

Illawarra Family History Group Inc
PO Box 1652
WOLLONGONG   NSW   2500

Please do not send cash through the mail.

Research will only be done on receipt of the appropriate fee.

For research e-mail enquiries click here.