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Fold3 Library Edition

Discover your family's military past with access to a range of US and Commonwealth military records. Records include stories, photos and personal documents of men and women who served.

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Ancestry library edition

Record types include: census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists; stories, memories, histories; pictures and more. Only accessible in branch libraries via our public access PCs or our wifi network.

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Find my past

Search and view millions of records from Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands. Includes military, travel and migration, parish and marriage records as well as a range of specialist records. 15 user Licence. Only accessible in branch libraries via our public access PCs.

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Discovery

Discover your family history with full access to the UK national archives. Full access to records including wills, medals, service records, RAF combat reports and much more.

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World Vital Records

A collection of Australian and international databases with records of more than 4 billion names. Records include immigration lists, US and UK Census records, vital records, Parish and land records, family trees, yearbooks, historical maps and more.

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Paper of Record

A collection of searchable digitised newspaper documents from a range of countries presented in their original published form. Type in your library barcode at the prompt.

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Gale Newsvault

Search and browse over 400 years of content from historical newspaper collections. Titles include: British Newspapers 1600-1900, Times Digital Archive 1785-2006, Sunday Times 1822-2006, The Listener 1929-1991, Picture Post 1938-1957, Illustrated London News 1842-2003, 19th Century US Newspapers, 19th Century UK Periodicals 1 & 2, The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2008, The Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2007, Liberty Magazine 1924-1950, Times Literary Supplement 1902-2007 and Daily Mail 1896-2004.
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Ryerson Index

The Ryerson Index is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers. The date range covered extends from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to newspaper publications published within the last week or so. The Index also includes many funeral notices, and some probate notices and obituaries.

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