Research Centre
Turn off the Princes Highway onto Kalander St at the traffic lights at the Archer Resort, (Kalander St becomes Greenwell Point Rd). This turn is indicated by the signs to Greenwell Point and Currarong. Proceed on Greenwell Point Road towards Greenwell Point for approximately 9 Klms till you come to the intersection with the road to Culburra Beach. Proceed just past this intersection in Greenwell Point Rd you will see on the right, the Pyree Literary Institute, then the rooms used by the Potters followed by our Research Centre in the Old School.

The Centre is open the 1st & 2nd Thursday of the month and every Sunday, both days 10am to 4pm except the winter months. During the months of June, July & August the library will close at 3pm if no one is researching. We are normally closed on the Sunday of Public Holiday weekends.
The Centre is in the historic old Pyree School building on Greenwell Point Rd Pyree.
The numerous facilities are available free to members and non members may use the research facilities at a cost of $10 per session with the assistance of the volunteers on duty.

We now offer two kinds of research services for those who cannot get to our centre, the standard one dealing with a specific family or problem or the compilation of a Family Tree for those who would like to know their ancestors but are unable to do this themselves, for more information click here: RESEARCH SERVICE
We have well over 3500 items in Printed Material, Fiche, CD-ROM and Microfilm forms.
Our collection includes:
• Shoalhaven, we have a very extensive collection of information for the whole of the Shoalhaven Area.
• Birth, Death and Marriage indexes for all States.
• Pioneer Registers and Local Histories from many areas.
• Convict Records.
• Koori records for local families.
• NSW Wills for the period 1800 -1901 on microfilm and the microfche indexes used to search these films.
• Electoral Rolls and Directories.
• Government Gazettes for NSW.
• Reference and source books.
• Journals from other family history societies in Australia and overseas.
• Many Cemetery and burial records from all States.
• Military Records
• Genealogical research directories.
• Colonial Shipping records in Book, Fiche and Microfilm form.
• International Genealogical Index.
• Internet Access including membership of Ancestry.com and Find My Past UK.
• We also have an extensive collection of British records and some for other countries (see List of Holdings for areas covered).
We have the known burials and headstones in Old Worrigee Cemetery. Click here  OLD WORRIGEE CEMETERY
We also have known burials in Bellawongarah Cemetery. Click here BELLAWONGARAH CEMETERY

To view and search our complete Holdings List click here;
Note that this is a large file and may take some time to download.
The Society is now offering a One on One Research Tutoring Service, the cost is $20 per 2 hour session with one of our members. Please contact our Secretary to arrange times.
Research is undertaken on request, minimum 2 hours, $10 per hour.
• Photocopying A4 .20c
• Photocopying A3 .40c
• Microfilm copies from Nowra Library $1.10
• Microfilm / Fiche Copies A4 from SFHS $.50c
• Computer Printout per page $.50c
• Pre 1856 BDM record SFHS member $5.00
• Birth Records SFHS member $5.00
• Death Records SFHS member $5.00
• Pre 1856 BDM record non member $7.00
• Birth Record non member $7.00
• Death Record non member $7.00
• SFHS Family Group Sheet Blank .20c
• Photographs sent via email $5.00
• Photographs 6x4 printed $5.00 + Postage
• SFHS Family Group Sheet with Information $1.00
• Ancestry.com access now free, Print outs charged as above
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Shoalhaven Family History Society
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Last Updated 21 Oct 2021
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