Family and local history

   Searching family history

Family History Centre

Carnegie Library and Community Centre – Tech Room

Thursdays 1pm – 3pm 

Have you always wanted to trace your family history and didn’t know how to start? Have you made a start, but then hit a roadblock?

Then come along to our weekly sessions where you will have access to great online resources and free computer use. Staff can offer guidance on the resources available.

Library staff cannot undertake extensive research for individuals. The workshop  is a resource for individuals tracing their own family history.

Limited numbers apply and bookings are essential. 


Bookings can be made for single weekly sessions, up to seven days in advance. Bookings can be made online*, at any Glen Eira Library or contact 9524 3700.




Local history

Glen Eira Town Hall Historical Tour

Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads (meet in the Service Centre foyer located off the Glen Eira Road car park)

Friday 18 May, 2pm — 3.15pm


Take a journey into this historical landmark and peek behind the façade to learn all about this building’s past.

Join Council’s history and heritage co-ordinator on a guided tour within and around this unique local icon. Includes a viewing of the short film Caulfield: A Living City.


Free event. Bookings open Friday 20 April.  








Join the meetings of the Glen Eira Historical Society.

All welcome. No bookings required.





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