State Library Victoria

Use Search & Discover to access tools and guides to search historical collections of five+ million books, pictures, newspapers, maps and more. The  digitised collections are constantly expanding.

The Family history tools & resources includes access to 17 family history research guides produced by expert librarians. These details records held and have access links. They cover Aboriginal people and family history; Adoption and Forgotten Australians; Australian colonial forces and family history; Australians in World War 1; Coles Myer archive – two of Australia’s most iconic retailing brands; Early Australian census records; Gold miners and mining; How to find items in newspapers; Maps for local and family history; Publish your family history; Researching your ancestors from Great Britain and Ireland; Researching your multicultural ancestors; Researching your Victorian ancestors; School and education history in Victoria; Ships and shipping; Victorian immigration and emigration plus Victorian Sheriff’s Office warrants

State Library of Victoria – eResources. Residents of Victoria who are registered as State Library clients can access a selection of subscription databases from home.

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