What’s New?

Cape Banks Family History Society Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of our latest project, Roll of Honour, which records the names of servicemen and women commemorated on war memorials in our local area, including honour boards, cenotaphs and plaques in RSL, sporting, social and service clubs, schools, churches and other local sites. The project is ongoing and further contributions are welcome. Please contact: Publications Officer.

Cape Banks FHS Inc. is a member of the following organisations:




We aim to assist local residents in tracing their family trees and in discovering who their ancestors were and where they lived, worked and played.


We cater for people who are researching their ancestors both here in Australia and overseas.



Through our meetings, workshops, guest speakers, and the wide range of resources and records at our well equipped Resource Library, which includes:

  • Pioneer Indexes (Births, Deaths & Marriages) for NSW, Qld, Vic, Tas & WA
  • Indexes to Births Deaths & Marriages for all Australian States & Territories
  • Indexes to Births Deaths & Marriages for New Zealand
  • NSW Probate Index
  • Convict Index & Convict Shipping Indents
  • Various Census & Musters
  • International Genealogical Index (England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, N.Z., Australia & more)
  • Assisted Immigration Index
  • Bounty Index
  • and many other resources.

Our Resource collection is constantly growing to meet members’ needs and interests. Begin a fascinating hobby today or even consider becoming a member. Our experienced researchers will help you get started and to keep researching. Cape Banks also has a number of publications which may also be of interest. See also our links to other family history societies and genealogy sites.


Research Library

113A Paine Street, Maroubra, NSW

Opening Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Saturday 1.00pm to 4.00pm. Closed Public Holidays. Experienced researchers are on duty to assist you.

Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are held at the Vonnie Young Auditorium, Level 1, Bowen Library, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra on the second Friday of each month at 7.00pm.

Postal Address

PO Box 67, Maroubra, NSW 2035 Australia

August 2018 Meeting:

On Friday 10th August, 2018, Cape Banks FHS Inc. will have, as its guest speaker, Pauline Weeks, talking to our members about “Kiwis Can’t Swim – Researching Across the Ditch”

Twenty-five per cent of Australians have a Kiwis ancestor and vice versa. There was a lot of travelling back and forth across the ditch particularly in the nineteenth century. If you have missing family members they might be closer than you think. Pauline will focus on how you can use NZ Historical BDM’s online, New Zealand Archives, Papers Past and other sources for New Zealand research. Useful tips and shortcuts might help you find those missing links and break down brick walls.

Upcoming Events

Wed 18

Research Rooms Open

18 July @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 21

Committee Meeting

21 July @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 21

Research Rooms Open

21 July @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 23

Research Rooms Open

23 July @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 25

Research Rooms Open

25 July @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm