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 Helen Macpherson Smith Trust Family History Reading Room to talk with our expert staff. You'll find all the inspiration and resources you need to research your family's past.
More to explore
- Browse our Family history research guides
- Find out how to research your Victorian ancestors
- Read our family history FAQ
- See our family history eresources
- Read our recommended ebooks for family historians
- Finding families – start to build your own family tree with the help of our informative workshop
- Watch our Family History Feast presentations
- Interested in local history? Browse our images of Fitzroy and Castlemaine from the 1970s