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

March 2020 Meeting:

On Friday 13th March, 2020, Cape Banks FHS Inc. will have, as its guest speaker, Martyn Killion, Director of Collections, Access and Engagement (CAE). NSW State Archives, talking to our members about “Using NSW State Archives for Research Success”.
Join Martyn Killion as he explains how to make best use of the State Archives to find those treasures in the State Archives Collection.

Upcoming Events

Sat 29

Research Rooms Open

29 February 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Mon 02

Research Rooms Open

2 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Wed 04

Research Rooms Open

4 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Sat 07

Writers’ Group

7 March 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT
Sat 07

Research Rooms Open

7 March 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT