Family history


Manning Wallamba Family History Society

Volunteers from the Manning Wallamba Family History Society are available Monday to Saturday 10:00am to 12:00 noon at Taree Library to assist with your research inquires.

  • Members of the Society have been assisting the community with family history research at Taree Library for over 25 years
  • You may join the Society to access a wider range of resources
  • Workshops (3rd Saturday of the month) and meetings  (4th Saturday of the month) are held in the Library meeting room


Forster Family History Advisory Group

The Family History Advisory Group is a specialist group of volunteers who can provide help and advice on tracing your family tree.

  • Volunteers are at Forster Library to help with inquiries at the following times:
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

    Wednesday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

    Friday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



In Library Resources

  • Find My Past is available at Forster and Taree libraries
  • Ancestry Library Edition can be accessed at Forster, Taree and our branch libraries
  • Local newsapapers on microfilm at Forster and Taree. The microfilm reels cover more years than is available via Trove
  • Archives Resources Kit at Taree Library


Useful Websites & Databases



Digital resources

Manning Valley Digital Archives

Click History for Great Lakes

Australia Remembers