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Local & family history

Black and white photo of a family

Discover your family history with our comprehensive range of historical and family history online resources. These include:

Ancestry library edition 

Trace your ancestors with records including:

  • census
  • military records
  • court, land and probate records
  • vital and church records
  • directories and passenger lists
  • stories, memories, histories, pictures and more.

Usually accessible in libraries on our public access PCs, but currently also available at home.

MyHeritage library edition

One of the largest, most diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of documents from over 48 countries. The database contains millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and more.

Fold3 library edition

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

Visit our eLibrary now to browse more online family history resources.

The Local Studies Library also holds a wide range of material to help you uncover your family history. This includes birth, death, marriage and cemetery indexes, and newspaper clipping files related to Gold Coast people, places and subjects.

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