Due to funding cuts, staff time is very limited but we will reply as soon as possible.
The Dictionary of Sydney is a free, innovative, collaborative online history project.
If you have a comment, question or suggestion about the project, we’d love to hear from you. If you are having trouble with this form, please contact us directly using our email address info(at)dictionaryofsydney.org.
Work on new entries for the Dictionary is currently suspended while we are working on the migration of the website to its new platform at the State Library of New South Wales. We hope to resume publication later in 2017. You can read more about this project here.
Do you have a question about family history?
Unfortunately we are not able to help you with family history queries. We recommend:
- The State Library of NSW (www.sl.nsw.gov.au) offers a free online information request service ‘Ask A Librarian’.
- Many government records are available at State Records NSW (www.records.nsw.gov.au) and the digitised Australian newspapers on Trove are an invaluable way of searching for information (trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper).
- The Society of Australian Genealogists are experts in helping people trace family history details (http://www.sag.org.au).
- There may also be information at the National Archives of Australia (http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/family-history/).