Beginners’ Workshop

Free Event

Saturday 4th May 2024


at The Coast Centre for Seniors,
Frangipani Room,
2 Curie Avenue, Little Bay
For location and directions to our rooms see below.

Are you ready to explore your family’s past but do not know where to begin? Look no further than our Beginners Workshop! This informative and engaging workshop is designed specifically for those who are new to family history research and want to learn the essential skills and techniques to uncover their ancestral roots.

During the workshop, you will gain invaluable knowledge and firsthand experience that will set you on the path to discovering your family’s unique story. Led by experienced genealogists, this workshop will cover everything from basic research techniques to navigating online databases and archives.

Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity to start your family history research journey on the right foot. Join us and take the first step towards uncovering the secrets of your past. Register now and unlock the door to your family’s history.

Workshop notes will be provided free of charge.

The family history library will be open to visitors from 10:00am-3:30pm. Browse our extensive library resources covering Australia and overseas. Members will be available to provide individual guidance and assistance.

Bookings are essential and can be made by emailing:

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

AFFHO nsw&act


Dorothy Fellowes Website Award 2023


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

2 Curie Avenue, Little Bay, NSW 2036
There is step-free access to our Research Rooms for anyone with mobility issues.

Opening Hours

Days: Tuesday & Saturday.
Times: 10:00am – 3:30pm
Closed Public Holidays
Experienced researchers are on duty to assist you.

Monthly Meetings

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.

Postal Address

PO Box 67, Maroubra, NSW 2035 Australia

May 2024 Meeting:

On Saturday 11th May, 2024, Cape Banks FHS Inc. will have, as its guest speaker, Linda McIntosh, talking to our members about ‘The Little House on the Hill at Poverty Point’.

We will hear about Clovelly which used to be called “Poverty Point” and the families who lived there.

Please note the change of location and time for the presentation to the Vonnie Young Auditorium, Level 1, Lionel Bowen Library, Maroubra starting at 1:00pm.

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