Links & Resources

Download our free touring app, search our photo database, and find out more about how we can help you research your family history.


Tread Shellharbour App

Download our free touring app Tread Shellharbour on your Apple or Android device. This app was created by Shellharbour City Council’s Museum team with support from the staff at Killalea State Park, and aims to promote the history of Shellharbour City, its people, and some of our city’s most beautiful locations. Tread Shellharbour includes walking tours of Shellharbour Village, Albion Park, Killalea State Park, and the Lake Illawarra Art Trail.


Shellharbour Images database

Search for historic photos of people, places and events in our Shellharbour Images online database.

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Ancestry Library Edition

The Ancestry website provides access to more than 5 billion names in over 4,000 collections of genealogical information suitable for tracing your ancestors and historical records. Ancestry Library Edition is available for use at all our libraries and the museum.

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Local Studies Collection

A rich source of information at the Museum including books, magazines, local newspapers, maps, pamphlets, posters and local electoral rolls.

Family History Sessions

We can help you with your family history searches using print, online, and microfilm resources, including free access to and Find My Past! Our free interactive ‘hands-on’ sessions take place twice a month 10am – 12pm every 1st and 3rd Monday.

Find My Past

The Findmypast website provides millions of family history records – births, deaths, marriages and parish entries. Travel and migration, military and newspaper records covering a wide range of countries.

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NSW Family History Document Service

This service has over 15,000 pages of online records that can help you trace people who lived and worked in New South Wales from 1850 to 1920.

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Tourism Shellharbour

Find out what Shellharbour has to offer in terms of accommodation, things to do, dining, local services and events.

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