Society of Australian Genealogists

Library Charges
  • $20.00 per day for non-members
Research Costs
  • See website for details
Open Hours
  • Research Centre (located at 2/379 Kent Street) - 10am - 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday. Manuscript & Image Collection & Library Stack (located at 120 Kent Street)- 10am - 4pm Thursday & Saturday (pre-ordering required)
Approximate Membership
  • 6000
Membership Cost
  • $20 joining fee ($10 concession) & $70 p.a single, $105 two people in same household.
  • Descent journal published quarterly & issued to members
  • SAGe - free electronic newsletter available to all, issued monthly
  • 1932

Located in the Sydney CBD, the SAG has been helping people with family history enquries for over 75 years.  We have a specialist library with thousands of resources covering both Australian and overseas sources.  Our computer systems offer more than 750 electronic resources and we provide free in-house access to many of the major 'pay to view' websites such as Ancestry,,, National Archives UK DocumentsonLine, The and Origins.

Our Manuscript & Image Collection (Primary Records) is housed at Richmond Villa and contains thousands of research files, photographs and documents, much of which is unique. 

Our Event Calendar includes regular lectures, interest group meetings, tours & outings, hands-on training sessions and full and weekend seminars.  Members receive a discount to our education activities. 

Our Bookshop is located in our Research Centre and is also available online through our website.  We also offer a good range of second-hand and duplicate books through ABE Books online.


See our Event Calendar on our website. Groups include English, Irish, South Asia, FamilyTree Maker and The Master Genealogist.