Find My Past

There has been some recent changes to findmypast library edition. There is no longer multiple domains for each country (UK, Ireland and Australia New Zealand). Access is now provided for all subscriptions via www.findmypast.com.au.   The new website has a great new look, a more powerful search tool and many other exciting features.   Here are some…
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Ryerson Index

The Ryerson Index is a terrific free resource for Australian family history research.  It is a free index to death notices ranging from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to current newspapers.  Although it has a strength for NSW, it now covers newspapers all over Australia, including locally the Diamond Valley Leader and the Heidelberg Leader.  Indexers are currently being sought…
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Vale Gabriel García Márquez

Colombian born Nobel laureate, Gabriel García Márquez writer died recently- on 17 April 2014. YPRL has four of his novels available as audiobooks through our Overdrive service. If you haven't already why not try an audiobook? Read more about Gabriel García Márquez in this article from the New York Times titled Entwining Tales of Time…
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More school holiday reading – the Adventure series by Enid Blyton

If just William isn't quite your cup of tea maybe The Adventure Series by Enid Blyton will appeal? The series of eight books features four children, Philip, Jack, Dinah, and Lucy-Ann who go off on adventures - discovering and solving mysteries without the help of adults. The books are available for download as eBooks through our Bolinda…
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