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Family history tools & resources

From research guides to online resources and talks, find all the inspiration and tools you need to research your family's past

Research your family history

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 the Newspapers & Family History Reading Rooms to talk with our expert staff. You'll find all the inspiration and resources you need to research your family's past.