Ancestry is the world's largest online family history resource. Search more than 11 billion records from around the world. Access Ancestry Library Edition on any computer in every library or via your mobile device with Library WiFi.
Family History e-Resources
British Library Newspapers part of Gale Historical Newspapers contains full runs of influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of British society. 1741 - 1950. Newspapers are fully text searchable, view entire pages or individual articles and save, bookmark, e-mail and print results. Enter your library card number to access from home.
Millions of pages of historical newspapers from the United Kingdom and Ireland are continually being added here. Search articles by keyword, name, location, date or title. Please note: Researchers are asked to register with an email address and password when using the BNA, and to sign in when they access the database each time. You will be able to save personal searches, bookmark articles and more. Login to access these at each visit and go to the "my research" tab.
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use this free website to access records, resources and services to learn more about their family history. The historical records collection spans billions of names across hundreds of international collections including birth, marriage, death, probate, learn, military and more. An enhanced search feature allows searches by location, event, collection and parents. Access user submitted genealogies, the catalogue includes billions of records on microfilm which are progressively being digitised and indexed. Family History Books includes over 80,000 digitised family history publications. A Research Wiki, Research course, discussion forums and online assistance can also be accessed here.
Discover billions of historical records from around the world, covering Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the United States. Records for your research in Victoria include electoral rolls (name or address search), birth, death and marriage indexes, Petty Session registers, Victoria Police Gazette, Passenger lists and more.
Access the Library Edition via any of Yarra Plenty Regional Library’s public computers or through our free Wi-Fi. Please note we have a limited seat licence. If you are unable to gain access, wait 15 minutes and try again.
Explore over 400 years of Gale historical newspapers from the UK including the British Library newspapers series. Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003, the Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2016, the Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 and the Times Digital Archive, 1785 - 2013. Newspapers are fully text searchable, view entire pages or individual articles and save, bookmark, e-mail and print results. Access various collections, via this single search platform or via their individual URLS. Access from home with your library card. Enter your library card number to access from home.
PROV holds a wide variety of records for researching buildings and properties in Victoria. Are you embarking on renovations and want to pay respect to your home’s heritage? Maybe you’re just keen to find out who built the house or who lived there long before you did? This research guide, developed in collaboration with Ballarat City Council, provides an introduction to what government records can reveal when trying to discover the hidden history of a home.
Public Records Office Victoria holds over 100km of government records in their collection related to all facets of significant Victorian Government activity from the 1830s onward. Some of the popular records, including photographs, maps, and documents relating to family history, have been digitised. Search within the list of records of interest to you. The digitised record can be downloaded from the catalogue directly. PROV is constantly adding new digitised items to their collections so check back regularly for updates.
The Ryerson Index is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers. The date range covered extends from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to newspapers published within the last week or so. The Index also includes many funeral notices, and some probate notices and obituaries. The Index grows at a rate of over 100 entries per day. It includes over 340 newspaper and has over 6,800,000 entries. Search by surname or even by place name alone.
This fully searchable digital archive encompasses what was once the world's largest-selling newspaper. The archive is fully text searchable, view entire pages or individual articles and save, bookmark, e-mail and print results. Part of Gale Historical Newspapers. Enter your library card number to access from home.
Trove is a valuable constantly growing free resource about Australia and Australians. It searches resources from its own holdings and those of other Australian institutions, including hundreds of newspaper titles and magazines, including The Australian Women's Weekly, journals, books, articles, letters, archives, maps, photos, music, sound, video, archived websites and more.
Search Victorian Historical indexes free for your family history research. Births to 1914, Marriages to 1942 and Deaths to 1988.
Discover the history of every town, city, suburb, village and settlement in Victoria. Over 1600 places with a population of over 200 people are listed. Navigate by the search or browse facility.