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

May 2019 Meeting:

On Friday 10th May, 2019, Cape Banks FHS Inc. will have, as its guest speakers, Orel Lea, talking to our members about “A Page in History”

Upcoming Events

Wed 24

Research Rooms Open

24 April @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
Thu 25


25 April
Sat 27

UK Interest Group

27 April @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST
Sat 27

Beginners’ Workshop

27 April @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST
Sat 27

Research Rooms Open

27 April @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST

Cape Banks Family History Society Inc.

Saturday 27th April 2019

1pm – 3pm

Family History Beginners’ Workshop

Free Event

at 113A Paine Street, Maroubra

Presented by: Cape Banks Family History Society Inc

1pm – 3pm: Beginners’ Workshop. Have you always wanted to trace your family tree? This workshop is an introduction to the basics of family history research.

Uncover your family story. The informative Beginners’ Workshop provides a starting point to help you discover who your ancestors were, where they originated and where they lived and worked. Workshop notes will be provided free of charge. If you require further information please contact us here: https://www.capebanks.org.au/contact-us