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

July 2018 Meeting:

On Friday 13th July, 2018, Cape Banks FHS Inc. will have, as its guest speaker, Chris Betteridge, talking to our members about “Landscapes of the Dead – the symbolic and aesthetic values of cemeteries”

Chris Betteridge is a Randwick-based heritage consultant specialising in the identification, assessment, management and interpretation of historic cultural landscapes. A former Cemeteries Advisor to the National Trust of Australia (NSW), Chris has prepared conservation management reports on some of the most significant cemeteries in NSW and New Zealand.

Currently he is coordinating a team commissioned by NPWS to prepare a Conservation Management Plan for the Coast Hospital Cemetery and Aboriginal Place Management Plan for the Dharawal Resting Place between Little Bay and Cape Banks. At our meeting on Friday July 13th he will include an update on the Coast Hospital Cemetery project, Stage 1 of which finishes on 30 June 2018.

Upcoming Events

Sat 23

UK Interest Group

23 June @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sat 23

Research Rooms Open

23 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 25

Research Rooms Open

25 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wed 27

Research Rooms Open

27 June @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 30

Members’ Workshop

30 June @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm