Family history tools and resources

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

Portrait of a family group of 11 people, Albert Jones (photographer), c. 1910–18

Online resources

Blog posts on Family History