Access to the BorrowBox app may be limited on some iOS devices after a recent Apple iOS update. Visit the App Store on your affected device to update the BorrowBox app to the newest version and resolve access issues.
Tell Your Story
"Studying our past and telling our stories is critical to our sense of belonging, to our communities and to our shared future. History shapes our identities, engages us as citizens, creates inclusive communities, is part of our economic well-being, teaches us to think critically and creatively, inspires leaders and is the foundation of our future generations. We believe in the value of history!"
Value of History Statement adopted by The History Councils of New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia, July 2019
Interested in researching your family history?
Start with yourself and work backwards.
Follow the unusual name, the line with the most stories, or the elderly relative with the information you cannot find in official records.
Identify your heritage photos.
Carry out as much research as possible in Australia, before you "go" overseas.
Historical birth, marriage and death certificates will help you confirm family stories and grow your family tree.
Keep organised with a free software program to record all your research and start an online tree or a blog.
Ancestry® is the world's leading resource for online family history and genealogy among the genealogy giants along with the free website FamilySearch.
Get started by choosing the Search link, then the Card Catalog to search record collections specifically related to your research. You can filter your search by category, location and dates. You can also sort the catalogue by Database title, date added, date updated, and record count. It is always worth a look as new content is added regularly.
Search these popular record sets:
Australia. Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Australia and New Zealand. Find A Grave Index, 1800s - current
Australia. Birth, marriage and death indexes (separate collections, various time frames)
Access a single, integrated search across all primary source collections included in the Gale Primary Sources platform. The platform includes 17th, 18th and 19th century British newspapers and select periodicals as well as material related to 19th century British politics, theatre and music, children's literature, and maps and travel literature.