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Family history

Have you always wanted to trace your family history and didn’t know how to start? Or, have you made a start, but then hit a roadblock? Use the great genealogical online resources at the libraries, and come to our weekly Family History Centre sessions where we will guide you on your journey.

You can also take a look at these family history resources or check out the introductory research tutorials below from the team at Way Back When Historians. 

Family History Centre

Come along to our weekly workshop and grow your family tree. We can offer guidance on using resources, but cannot undertake extensive research on your behalf.

When and where

  • Thursdays, 1pm to 3pm
  • Carnegie Library and Community Centre – Tech Room

Limited numbers apply and bookings are essential.

Book now

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.

  • Beginner's Guide to Researching your Family Tree

  • How to Research your Family Tree - Trove

  • How to Research your Family Tree - State Library of Victoria

  • How to Research your Family Tree - State Library of Victoria

  • How to Research your Family Tree - National Archives of Australia

  • How to Research your Family Tree - Births, Deaths and Marriages