LibrariesFamily history & genealogy
Genealogy is the study of family origins based on records of
important events in the lives of individuals and their ancestors and families. Learn more by exploring the list of eResources on this page. If you are beginning your search, see Getting Started in Genealogy for more
information or join a Family History Group at our libraries.
Libraries also provide a range of Local and Family History Events, such as presentations and workshops, suitable for both beginner and advanced researchers.
Library EditionAvailable for
use within libraries only
Ancestry Library Edition is a
huge subscription database with sources like censuses, vital records,
immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal
documents, directories, photos, maps and more.
My PastAvailable for use within libraries only
Find My Past is a family history and genealogy resource, with millions of
records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific
Islands, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Note: Access is limited due to licensing restrictions, you may need to wait if access is unavailable.
Births, deaths and marriages
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages - Family History
Historical online searching of birth, death
and marriage records, images and certificates from 1829 to 1914.
- New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
The Registry holds over 17 million records of events registered
in New South Wales.
- Genealogy South Australia
The leading resource for South Australian family history
information including births, deaths and marriage indexes for South
Australian records currently in the public domain.
- Tasmania Births, Deaths and Marriages
Search a variety of Tasmanian historical records online,
including Tasmanian Birth, Death and Marriage records, , convicts and
prisoners, census information and so much more.
- Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Historical Index Information
Search historical indexes at Victorian
REgistry of Births Deaths and Marriages online. Fees apply. Please see website
for further information.
Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Online
The registry offers free online historic
index searching of Western Australian births, deaths and marriages registered
from 1841 to early last century.
- Moreton Bay Cemeteries Database
Bay Regional Council maintains a number of cemeteries, including several
historical cemeteries. This database provides records of people interred in
Council facilities, including photographs of headstones.
City Council Grave Location Search
includes records from cemeteries located in Bald Hills, Balmoral,
Brookfield, Cedar Creek, Hemmant, Lutwyche, Moggill, Mt Gravatt, Nundah,
Pinnaroo, South Brisbane, and Toowong.
- Ryerson Index
The Ryerson Index is an index to death notices appearing in
current Australian newspapers, including some funeral notices, probate
notices and obituaries.
State records and archives
General family history & genealogy
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