Research can be carried out in person at Wollongong City Library (read on) or for a small fee club members will do research on your behalf (See Can't get to Wollongong City Library? below).

Over the years the Illawarra Family History Group has built up a considerable library collection. These resources are housed in the Reference Section, Wollongong City Library, Burelli Street, Wollongong. 

Most items are on open access although some are available only to members. Users are encouraged to join the group as we rely on members support to maintain and add to our collection. 

Library Assistants
IFHG Research Team apologise for not being in the Library in recent months however we hoping to be back in early June 2021. In the meantime should you have any enquiries please contact the Secretary - (cut and paste the secretary address into your email app).
Volunteer Library Assistants are present in the Library on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 09.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m., so bring along your queries and get some help in finding the answers.

Please note:

  • Books and microfiche which are not locked in the cupboards or filing cabinets will be available during all normal library hours.
  • Wednesday and Fridays will still be only days that "helpers" will be on duty to help with research.
  • It will be necessary to bring your IFHG member card with you to show to the librarian on duty to get the locked cupboards and filing cabinets. Locked cupboards and filing cabinets MUST NOT be left unlocked while doing research.
  • The IFHG computer is for the use of IFHG members only. It will be available to non-members for a fee and used under supervision.

Do not ask the Library staff for help on any computer problems. 

The computers are managed by the IFHG and if members are present they may be able to help.

Can't get to Wollongong City Library?

If you are unable to visit the IFHG in Wollongong City Library then members are able to carry out research for you for a small fee.

Research Request Fees 

Members             $10.00 per first hour or part thereof and 
                            then $20.00 per hour or part thereof researched.

Non-Members     $20.00 per hour or part thereof researched.

Condition of enquiries - Post or Email

To initiate your research please send all the information you can, such as full names, event dates (birth, marriage, death and those which are important to your inquiry), addresses etc. and any other relevant information to assist us. If by post please send all information together with a stamped self addressed business size envelope.

Research Payment Fee

Payment by cheque or Money Order payable to 
The Illawarra Family History Group and mailed to:
Illawarra Family History Group Inc
PO Box 310

'Please do not send cash through the mail' 

Research will only be done on receipt of the appropriate fee.

Bank Transfer

EFT details: BSB 814-282. Account number 42085542 
Reference ID: Your name

For research e-mail enquiries please contact the secretary by e-mail at (cut and paste the secretary address into your email app.)