Family history


Ancestry gives library members access to more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases. Includes records from US census, military, court, land and probate, church records, passenger lists. Available within the library only.


MyHeritage Library Edition™ is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of historical documents from more than 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources.

Available in 42 languages, MyHeritage Library Edition™ is the industry’s most multilingual family history research database.

Users can access MyHeritage Library Edition™ either at the library or from the comfort of home.  

Historic Newspapers 

The Australian Newspapers Collection

Search two of the most influential Australian newspaper: The Age (1854-2000) and the Sydney Morning Herald (1831-2000). Gain insight into politics, business, culture, sports, and more throughout Australian history. 
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State Library, NSW has a comprehensive range of historical newspapers printed in Britain. Access them online with your library membership card.

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Family History Research Group

Individuals in the group work at their own pace in researching their family history, ancestors and genealogical goals. Learn more.


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Page last updated: 30 Jun 2023