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

Researching your military history


Carnegie Library and Community Centre — Tech Room


Tuesday 19 June, 6.30pm-8pm

Tuesday 26 June, 6.30pm-8:30pm


Learn more about researching your military history in this two-part program. In part one, join professional historians from Way Back When as they guide you through the maze of online resources available to research your military ancestry. Part two provides hands-on time to work through some scenarios and ask questions of the experts. 


 Bookings essential. Ticket $10 (covers both sessions)







The Great War and its Impact on Victoria's State Schools, 1914-18

Carnegie Library and Community Centre — Boyd Room

Wednesday 23 May, 7.30pm.


Come along as the Glen Eira Historical Society presents Dr Rosalie Triolo, Senior Lecturer in History Education at Monash University. Dr Triolo will offer rarely considered perspectives on Australian experiences of the Great War with focuses on 'schools', especially Victorian and especially 'in and around Glen Eira' 

All welcome. No bookings required.