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.
2 Curie Avenue, Little Bay, NSW 2036
There is step-free access to our Research Rooms for anyone with mobility issues.
Days: Tuesday & Saturday.
Times: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Closed Public Holidays
Experienced researchers are on duty to assist you.
Our monthly meetings are held at the Coast Centre, 2 Curie Avenue, Little Bay on the second Saturday of each month, except for January, at 1.30pm.
PO Box 67, Maroubra, NSW 2035 Australia
April 2023 Meeting:
On Saturday 15th April, 2023, Cape Banks FHS Inc. will have, as its guest speaker, David Rosenberg, talking to our members about ‘Pine Gap – Close To God’s Ear: NSA Eavesdropping Memoirs’.
David worked for the NSA for over twenty years, including eighteen years as an American officer at the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap. This is the first book about the NSA’s operations at a satellite ground site by an individual who held the Top Secret security clearance that allowed him to work inside Operations. His book details the intelligence collection mission at Pine Gap and the partnership between Australia and the United States that has made Pine Gap the most important satellite ground site in the Intelligence Community. David is the Technical & Creative Consultant for the Netflix and ABC television series, ‘Pine Gap’.