Discover your story with free access to genealogy resources

Visit your Northern Beaches Council Libraries to access Ancestry Library and Find My Past via our public computers or own device within library by connecting to the free library Wi-Fi @beachescouncil and opening the below links.

Our Local Studies team also have an extensive collection of photographs, maps, subdivisions and documents which you can browse through here

Family History Fridays

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced researcher, make an appointment with one of our expert volunteers for guidance and advice.

Learn how to navigate family history websites and databases, and receive assistance with organising and documenting your research.

Book a one hour 1 on 1 session with one of our experienced volunteers.

Family History Reference Collection

Dee Why Library has an extensive collection that includes:

  • Over 400 specialist books on various aspects of genealogy and family history;
  • Magazines;
  • CDs, and
  • Microfiche and microfilm.

Search the library catalogue or email our Local Studies team if you have a specific request.

How to Research Your Past

The dedicated volunteers of the Dee Why Library family history section will help you get started researching your family history.