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Family history search

Start your ancestry research with free access to our records of births, marriages and deaths in NSW that date back to 1788. 

Ancestry research

If you're tracing your family history to build your family tree, you can get started by searching our records of more than 20 million life events in NSW dating back to 1788.

Family history research guide

You can search our records of births, marriages and deaths in NSW for free. Here you'll find some tips to help you successfully complete your search.

Certificates and searches for an adoption

How to request searches and certificates for an adopted person and their parents.

Registry records

Established in 1856, the Registry holds more than 20 million birth, death and marriage records going back to 1788.

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