Family History Society of Rockingham and Districts

An Affiliated Society of Family History WA



Tuesday 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Wednesday 10.00 am -1.00 pm
Friday 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

Note: Standard library conventions and etiquette apply in our library. Volunteers are on duty to assist with research.


Download a copy of our Catalogue. It is grouped and sorted by country – state or county – subject – asset type – title.


We have a wide range of books, CDs, DVDs, microfiche and journals, as well as computers with Internet access.

We have online subscriptions to:
Ancestry “World Wide”
Findmypast “World Wide” including Australasia, Ireland and British Newspaper Archive
Forces War Records
The Genealogist
FIBIS (Families in British India Society)

The library is also an affiliate of FamilySearch’s research and library system and as such has access to all images available on the website.

In addition,  ScotlandsPeople, you search indexes but must pay per view for images.


Books may be borrowed from the library by members only, for a period of no more than four weeks. Any resource marked NFL (Not for loan) may not be removed from the library.


Suite 8, Ground Floor
Lotteries House
6 Civic Boulevard
Rockingham, WA

Rockingham & District Schools

Members of the Society located and recorded the names of over 26,000 children, 900 teachers and 44 schools in the Rockingham, Kwinana and Serpentine-Jarrahdale localities. The data covers 1830 to 1970 and was transcribed from school admission and attendance registers, journals, books, Education Department files and oral contributions.

If your family was part of early Rockingham, Group Settlers, workers in Jarrahdale’s timber industry, Oakford’s dairies or the heavy industry of the Kwinana ‘strip’ during the 1960s, you may find what you are looking for on our Schools Records Project database on a computer in our Library.