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.
Resource with linked cemetery details, burial registers, headstone transcripts and photographs for your family and local history research.
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.
Described as the "the newspaper that rules Britain", the Daily Mail has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896, regularly changing the course of government policy and setting the national debate. Part of Gale Historical Newspapers. Enter your library card number to access from home.
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.
Also known as 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.
Presents a vivid picture of British and world events - including news of war, disasters, royalty, social affairs, the arts and science.
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An online learning resource from Museums Victoria to support students, individuals and community groups to investigate and create a short digital history. This resource guides you through the process to research, produce and share a digital history about a person or event. Follow the modules to research, create and share family and community stories.
Search and access digitized photographs, drawings, artworks and maps from local history societies who have collaborated with public libraries to digitize their collections. The single-point-of-access service provides access to images ranging from the past to present day, and includes both local history and national events. You will find black and white and colour photographs of people, places, buildings and events, as well as drawings, sketches, paintings and maps.
Use this website to:
- View historical photographs of your city
- View historic wedding photos, sports team photos and political photos
- View photos and sketches of buildings and houses
To access some images provided by Yarra Plenty Regional Library use "Advanced Search" and choose one of four options listed in the "search all Library Services" field.
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.
Explore the many research guides at State Library Victoria. There are 70 guides that cover a wide range of research topics. The guides are not restricted to the library's resources but identify the best resources wherever they are located. The guides focus as much as possible on resources that are available online, either through SLV's digitised collections, online subscriptions (available to any registered Victorian resident) and online resources held by other agencies, including public librraies. The guides promote information literacy, and digital information literacy by identifying resources and placing those resources in the context of research tasks.
There are a wide range of family history and history guides but also guides to a varied range of other topics. Of particular note are the guides created to assist VCE students in a number of units.
Has your research hit a dead end? Are you struggling to find what you’re looking for? The National Library of Australia's research guides can help! They steer you through our rich collections and provide advice on a wide range of topics, including Australian literature, aerial photographs and their Pacific collection.
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.
Scrapbooking is a crafting and documenting activity that involves taking books or albums with blank pages and adding photos, memorabilia, journaling, and embellishments. It is a fun way to unleash your creativity and preserve precious family memories. Learn how to scrapbook like a pro with tutorials, instructions and inspirational ideas.
The Sunday Times (UK) Digital Archive is a gateway to the greatest crimes, careers and culture of the last 190 years.
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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.
This archive covers over 200 years of The Times (London) , one of the most highly regarded resources for eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century news coverage. Hailed as the world’s “newspaper of record”, The Times is regarded as the most authoritative medium for political, legal, business and social news. 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.
Victorian Collections is a central portal to over 100,000 collection items and cultural treasures held by local history and community groups distributed across Victoria. It includes local collections including Eltham District Historical Society, Greensborough Historical Society and City of Whittlesea
Search this online archive 1836-1997 by place name or family name. You can find information about land transactions, court notices, government appointments, bankruptcies, proclamation of acts, de-registration of medical practitioners, statistics, tenders, unclaimed letters and monies, reward notices, and more.
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.