Local and family history

There is a local and family history officer available for consultation. It is best to book an appointment on 02 6861 2309.

The officer can research on your behalf:

  • A preliminary search is $15.00 (15 to 20 minutes) plus costs. 
  • A professional Search is $40.00 per hour plus costs.

Library members have access to Ancestry.com on the computers in the technology roomLibrary members can also request login details to access The British Newspaper Archive.

History Parkes Blog

History Parkes is an online resource for the Shire's history. The site aims to showcase quirky, serious, fun, factual information and accounts about our Shire.

This blog is an ever-evolving resource, allowing for old and forgotten stories to be rediscovered. Local families will be able to retrace the steps of their ancestors, just as new residents will be able to learn about some of the predecessors to their newfound home.

If you have information that you would like added to History Parkes, please get in touch with staff at Parkes Library by telephoning 02 6861 2309, emailing library@parkes.nsw.gov.au or by dropping into Parkes Library.