Family and local history

   Searching family history

Family History workshops

Carnegie Library and Community Centre – Tech Room

Mondays 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 join our four-week workshop program 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 open four weeks before the date and are for the month's series of workshops. Bookings can be made online, at any Glen Eira Library or contact 9524 3700.



Monday 1, 8, 22, 29 May 1pm–3pm (library closed Monday 15 May). BOOKED OUT


Monday 5, 19, 26 June 1pm–3pm (no session on 12 June) BOOKED OUT


Monday 3, 10, 17, 24 July 1pm–3pm



Monday 7, 14, 21, 28 August 1pm–3pm  


Local history


Join the meetings of the Glen Eira Historical Society for these talks. All welcome. No bookings required.

Researching, Preserving and Restoring old photos

Wednesday 24 May, 7.30pm

Carnegie Library and Community Centre — Boyd Room

This session covers the history of photography, how to date old photos and how to conserve, store and protect family photos. Bring along an old photo. Presented by Photo Restoration’s Peter King.


Glen Eira Historical Society AGM with guest speaker Ken James

Wednesday 26 July, 7.30pm

Carnegie Library and Community Centre – Boyd Room

Join guest speaker Ken James, joint author of These Walls Speak Volumes: A History of Mechanics' Institutes in Victoria as he covers a history of mechanics' institutes in Victoria, including some in the Glen Eira area.


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