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 2018 Meeting:

On Friday 11th May, 2018, Cape Banks FHS Inc. will have, as its guest speakers, members Lee Bevan and Lindsay Harden talking to us about our latest project “World War 1 – Diggers Remembered”

Upcoming Events

Fri 27

National Trust Heritage Festival 2018

18 April @ 12:00 am - 20 May @ 11:55 pm
Sat 28

UK Interest Group

28 April @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 28

Research Rooms Open

28 April @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 30

Research Rooms Open

30 April @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 02

Research Rooms Open

2 May @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm