Research Service

We offer a research service for those who are unable to visit our library.

The standard service is intended to research specific queries dealing with a particular family or problem. An initial, non-refundable, search fee of $25 covers the first 2 hours of time spent searching our Society’s library resources, local newspapers, family files and local knowledge. This fee will cover limited photocopying and postage if necessary, or results can be emailed. Each extra hour spent will be charged at $10, but will only proceed after your authorisation.

We also now offer a Family Tree service for those who would love to know their ancestors but are unable to do this themselves. For more information on this service, click this link. FAMILY TREE SERVICE

We can supply some Shoalhaven birth, marriage and death records and there will be an extra charge for these, see below.

Please make your requests clear, with enough detail to identify your person of interest. If you hold certificates or other relevant details please advise so that we do not duplicate information already in your possession.

Your research names will be published in our journal, the Time Traveller, which is distributed to our members and many other Australian & overseas societies thus further increasing your chance of connections.

We charge the following fees for any extra copying or printouts after the initial fee of $25 has been spent.


• Photocopying A4 .20c

• Photocopying A3 .40c

• Microfilm / Fiche Copies A4 from SFHS $1.00

• Computer Printout per page $1.00

• 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

• Photographs $5.00

• SFHS Family Group Sheet with Information $1.00



  1. Payment by cheque or money order made out to Shoalhaven Family History Society Inc.
  2.  Cash (if paying in person)
  3.  Electronic Funds Transfer see details below:

i.Account Name- Shoalhaven Family History Society Inc.

ii.BSB Number- 802 124 (Horizon Credit Union)

iii.Account Number- 61196

Please ensure you put your name as Payee to enable us to track payments received, and  also send an email, to let us know when you have deposited money into the account. 

Email requests to sfhsresearch@shoalhaven.net.au will be accepted and commenced upon receipt of fee.

Or by mail, please print and complete our Research Request form and send it to us. Click Here RESEARCH REQUEST

The Research Officer, Shoalhaven Family History Society
P.O. Box 591
Australia 2541


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Last Updated 21 Oct 2021