Society of Australian Genealogists

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Society of Australian Genealogists

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name


Contact area


Honorary Research Officer



Street address

Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street, Sydney 2000

Postal address:
As above



Country name

Postal code


(02) 9247-3953



Description area


Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Archives Officer

Records management and collecting policies

The Society maintains its own records relating to establishment, activities and growth of Council and Committees including minutes and financial records. The Society collects Primary Records which include cemetery transcripts, diaries, family papers and documents, research notes, photographs, maps and charts, with a focus on unpublished personal histories (905 in-house). All Primary Record material is donated to the Society. About half the Primary Records collection is computerised, with the balance on cards. The computer index is now on-line - see



Bound mss 50-65 cm. Bound mss up to 50 cm. Family papers - closed series Family papers & documents Photographs & pictures, small Photographs & pictures, large. Reeve records. Rolled maps & charts. Brass rubbings, small. Brass rubbings, large. Confidential material. Thomson Grant records. To Mutch Memorial cuttings. Marriage unit forms. Framed material. Outsize items. Dennes records. Waldron-McCarthy. Artefacts.

References: Robinson, Tim, 'An Introduction to the Primary Records' Descent Vol 11/2: 83-90.

Finding aids, guides and publications

The Society of Australian Genealogists Guide to the Library SAG, 1982: 43-47.

Access area

Opening times

Open Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sat 10:30am-4pm (for members and day researchers); 2nd Tues of each month 5:30-9pm (members only); closed Mon, Fri and public holidays. Reference assistance available in person as well as referral to paid researchers. Copying services for original records to A3, photographs, newspapers, maps and plans. The society also operates a library of books, journals, microform and computer based materials.

Access conditions and requirements

Minimum age 16 years. Researchers may be members of the Society or Day Researchers. Day Researchers must show identity, complete a research form and pay a fee. Membership to the Society is available on application to, and subject to approval of, the Council. The Society records are restricted but the majority are available on application to the Archives Officer. Primary records are available upon request.


Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

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Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street, Sydney 2000 Postal address: As above