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Use the Registry tool to start searching
Explore your family story by using the free search of the NSW Registry records.
Once you’ve found the historical records you’re after, you can purchase print or digital copies.
Guide to searching your family history
Find out what you can search, about the results, how to order certificates, further paid ancestry search services and who to contact for support.
Records and certificates
Use our list to match the code on a record with the church or district where the birth, death or marriage occurred.
Find detailed descriptions on the information included on certificates issued before and after 1856, and how we kept records.
How to request searches and certificates for an adopted person and their parents.
Family history search enquiries
Email our family history team if you have a question about our historical records of NSW births, deaths and marriages dating back to 1788.
Make sure you include your:
- Full name
- Telephone number
- Brief description of your enquiry.
We’ll respond within 10 business days.