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.
Family History Feast 2017
Don't miss the annual Family History Feast, this year focusing on researching maps and land records.
Family History Feast will be held at the Library on 21 August, 10am to 4pm.
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 2016 presentations
- 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