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.
All donations to the Dictionary of Sydney are tax-deductible and very much appreciated!
Do you have a question about personal research or family history?
Unfortunately we are not able to help you with family history queries or personal research. We recommend:
- Trove, which is hosted by the National Library of Australia, searches many kinds of materials in collections across Australia, including digitised newspapers and is always a great place to start your search. (http://trove.nla.gov.au)
- 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)
- 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/).
- Your local library or the local history expert at the library in the area you’re interested in (http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/public-library-services/about-public-library-services/find-public-library-nsw)