Research Centre

Need help with research? We can help.

Our extensive microfilm and microfiche library of documents and news publications can be viewed using the readers at our premises.

Our Research Centre is open on Wednesday's between 10.00 am until 4.00 pm at 1a Enid Avenue, Granville (Western end of the Granville Swimming Pool Complex.   Bookings are preferred.

We also have a collection of powerpoint presentations and can arrange for a speaker for your next event. Please visit our resources page for more information. 


In addition to our personalised research services we hold archives & indexes on the following:


All Saints Liverpool Parish Register index

Christ Church of England Gladesville NSW 1878-1970
Holy Trinity Catholic Church Registers 1886-1934

St John's Church of England Gordon NSW 1884-1968
St John's Church of England Parramatta Church Registers 1790-1976
St Mark's Church of England Registers 1885-1932
St Matthews Church of England Merrylands-Marriages 24 April 1901-30 March 1912
St Paul's Church of England Harris Park-Marriages 4 April 1912-16 September 1925
St Peter's Church of England Sherwood-Marriages24 April 1901-30 March 1912
St Stephen's Church of England Boronia Park NSW 1934-1956

Cemetery's & Funeral Homes

Cemeteries-Bathurst, Field of Mars Ryde, Liverpool Pioneer Park, Rookwood

A F Anderson Funeral Directors - Granville 1950-2000
Metcalf & Morris Funeral Directors - Parramatta 1922-2000
(Some years missing)

State Records & Historic Registers

Australian Historic Records Register
Births Deaths and Marriages NSW
New Zealand Gazette Intestate Estates 1843-1869

State Records - Reels 5000-5040 Baptisms, Burials & Marriages 1787-1856

Census - Electoral Rolls - Local Government

Census-1891 NSW Granville area. 1901 NSW Parramatta & Granville area
County of Cumberland and Northumberland Title Holder Index
Electoral Rolls NSW-1903-1928 Granville


Newspapers Cumberland Argus 22September 1888-October 1962
Cumberland Mercury 9 January 1875-4 January 1895
Cumberland Times 5 January-1899-1 June 1911
Cumberland Times & Western Advertiser 3 January1846-30 May 1846
Granville Independent 14 September 1900-29 March 1901
Star & Working Man's Guardian 2 Mar 1844-23 May 1846
The Newspaper Press of NSW 1888
The Star 2 March 1844-23 May 1846
Weekly Advance 5 Feb 1892-27 Jan 1893
Parramatta Advertiser 7 June 1962-28 January 1971

Granville RSL Sub Branch index.



We have an extensive collection of artefacts & memorabilia  at our Research Centre we lend these to the Parramatta Heritage Centre, many items are in the current static display.


Roof Tile
Sandstock Brick
Pottery Tile
Brick, Paving
Roof Tile
Sandstock brick
Granville Historical Society Collector's Spoon
The XPT Experience Bookmark
Camera, No. 2 Brownie
Plaque: John Mahony J.P. Mayor AD 1900
Railway Change Trays (2) and surrounds
Railway Signal Lamp
School of Arts Weatherboard
Ballot Boxes
Granville Railway Station Sign
Granville Police Station
Granville Centenary 1880-1980
Light Meter, AVO
Light Meter, Weston Master
Light Meter, Walz Star Mat
Trueline School Ruler No. 20
Sandstock Bricks from Parramatta Junction Railway Station
Light Meter, GEC
Light Meter, SE Konic L38
Light Meter, Electrodrem
Sydney Harbour Bridge Opening Souvenir
Light Meter, Weston Euro-Master
Slate Tile
Sandstock Brick
Flat Iron No. 50
Flat Iron with Handle
Sydney Harbour Bridge Wall Plaque
Sewing Machine
Silver Cake Tray - Granville Public School
Brunton's Flour Mill Calico Bag

Camera- Zeiss Ikon
Bell and Howell Gaumont Movie Camera
World War l Welcome Home Banner
Milk Jug Cover - Crocheted Safe Return
World War ll Victory Medal
Medal for Coronation of King George and Queen Mary
Granville Centenary 1880-1980 T-Shirt
Champions Vinegar Bottle - Old Style
Granville and District Caledonian Society handkerchiefs
Tron Kirk Presbyterian Church Certificate
Stop Leaks Pots and Pans Sealers
Tobacco Tin Black and White Special Cut 1 oz
Tobacco Tin Signet
Ring Traveller
Darning Mushroom - Wooden
Needle Case with Needles
Movie Camera - Minolta Autopak 8 S3
Child's Toy Flat Iron
School Slate
Vicks Fever Detector
Novelty Slide Show from Dr. Waugh's Baking Powder
SPR H. Munnery Photograph in Shield Shaped Frame
Light Meter, Weston Master 111
Elmer's Glue-all
Casco 'Grade A' Powdered Casein Glue
Railway Metal Wheel Divider
Railway Enamelled Light Shade
Sandstock Brick
Railway Control Room Signs
Railway Sign, Except Clyde
Kerosene Hurricane Lamps
Square Glass Ashtray
S and G Home Delivery Soft Drink Order Card
Bacon's Gem Map of London and Suburbs 1918