Important Message Update

Family History Rooms 2022

Dear Fellow Members of Cape Banks FHS,

The Research Room will be open to members and visitors on:

  • Tuesdays: 10:00am to 3:30pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00am to 3:30pm

To keep everyone safe and comply with current NSW Government and Coast Centre regulations, the following procedures will apply from 25th February 2022:

  1. You are NOT required to check in using the QR code.
  2. There is only ONE entry and exit point open into the building in Curie Ave and it is the entry door most often used to access Cape Banks’ Frangipani room.
  3. Masks are no longer required to be worn indoors.
  4. Hand sanitiser, disinfectant wipes and disposable gloves are available for use in the library.
  5. The social distancing of one person per two square metres does not apply.
  6. Hand sanitise upon entry to the building.

The committee is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our members and visitors and look forward to welcoming you back.

Cape Banks FHS Management Committee

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

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

June 2022 Meeting:

On Saturday 11th June, 2022, Cape Banks FHS Inc. will have, as its guest speaker, Libby Hathorn, talking to our members about “A Life in Writing”.

Upcoming Events