Whatever you're researching, here you can find useful links to information on nearly any topic.  They're great help for study and school assignments too.

Family history and genealogy

Ancestry - Library edition

Start searching billions of world records and discover your family's story. This resource is available within the library branches.

History and heritage, Family history and genealogy

Births. Deaths and Marriages Victoria

This Index is a great resource for family historians. Records are restricted for between 30 to 100 years, depending on the life event.

Family history and genealogy, History and heritage

Brighton Cemetorians

The Brighton Cemetorians Inc. is a not-for-profit community group formed in 2005 with the aim of raising awareness of the Brighton General Cemetery. They undertake tours of the Cemetery, research requests for people wanting to locate a grave and produce a journal called The Cemetorian.

Family history and genealogy

Family History National Library of Australia

Access the National Library of Australia collections of family history resources - from Australian Indigenous family history through to Australian cemetery records.

Family history and genealogy

Family History State Library of Victoria

The Library has an incredible array of family history resources to help you find out more about the lives of your ancestors. Includes a growing collection of sources for Jewish genealogy.

Family history and genealogy

Find my past

Get free access to 50 million records from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands. Please note this site can only be accessed at the Glen Eira Libraries.

Family history and genealogy

Geneological Society of Victoria

Discover a world of family history at the Genealogical Society of Victoria and access a wide range of supportive groups, workshops, discussions and knowledgeable individuals.

Family history and genealogy

National Archives of Australia

Search an extraordinary collection - the memory of our nation – brimming with Australian Government records that reflect our history and identity.

Family history and genealogy

Public Record Office Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) holds around 100kms of records dating from the mid-1830s to the present day. Includes records of immigration and shipping, criminal trials and prisons, premiers and governors, royal commissions, boards of inquiry, wills and probates and more.

Libraries, Family history and genealogy, History and heritage


A treasure trove of artefacts, curiosities and stories from Australia’s cultural, community and research institutions. Includes books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more. A must for family history researchers.