The Library is the perfect place to explore your family history. We offer a wealth of expertise and information for experienced family historians and those just starting out on the journey, including newspapers, letters, diaries and manuscripts, maps, passenger lists and electoral rolls.
As a starting point, some of our most popular resources are listed below, but you should also drop into our Family History & Newspaper Room and talk with our expert staff. You'll find all the inspiration and resources you need to research your family's past.
More to explore
- Researching your Victorian ancestors
- Victorian immigration and emigration
- Australians in World War I
- Researching British ancestors
- Researching multicultural ancestors
- Adoption and forgotten Australians
- Finding articles in newspapers
- Read our family history FAQ
- See our family history eresources
- Finding families – start to build your own family tree with the help of our informative workshop
- Watch our Family History Feast 2015 presentations
- Hear our Family History Feast 2014 presentations
- Interested in local history? Browse our images of Fitzroy and Castlemaine from the 1970s