Family history

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Ancestry Library Edition

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All Library members can now access Ancestry at home.

https://library.portphillip.vic.gov.au/eLibrary/History_eResources

Users will be required to login with their library card number and PIN/password.

You can join the library online via the catalogue at anytime and get instant access to not only Ancestry, but all Port Phillip Library Service eResources.

Ancestry Library Edition is a major resource for genealogy, family history and family trees. This huge database provides key information such as, birth, death and marriage indexes from the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. 

Find My Past Library Edition

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Findmypast can be accessed from public computers at all Port Phillip Library branches, the Port Phillip Heritage Centre and via devices connected to the Library’s wi-fi network.

https://www.findmypast.com.au/

Please note Find My Past will allow a maximum of 2 users at any one time across the Library and Heritage Centre network.

Access cemetery records, death records, probate, land & court records, migration records, directories, criminal reports, electoral rolls, almanacs, military records and government gazettes for Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the US.

Access census records, easy-to-search birth, marriage and death records, the UK's largest collection of parish records, historical British newspapers and much more for England, Wales and Scotland.

The British Newspaper Archive

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Access census records, easy-to-search birth, marriage and death records, the UK's largest collection of parish records and historical British newspapers for England, Wales and Scotland. The British Newspaper Archive is accessible from public computers at all Port Phillip Library branches, the Port Phillip Heritage Centre and via devices connected to the Library’s wi-fi network. Please note: in order to access the British Newspaper Archive, patrons are required to register with an e-mail address and password.

Other resources

Other useful sources of information for family history research accessible through the heritage centre are council rate bookselectoral rolls and directories such as the Sands & McDougall.

The Port Phillip Library Service holds a large range of reference materials, the list below gives you an idea of the material that can be accessed. To make an enquiry about accessing these resources and starting your search, contact Local History Services.

Family history research websites 

Genealogy Society of Victoria - http://www.gsv.org.au/

Biggest Family Album - http://museumvictoria.com.au/bfa/

The CD-ROMs/DVDs listed below are available at the Port Phillip Heritage Centre:

Death Index Victoria 1921-1985

Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913

Federation Index Victoria 1889-1901

Great War Index Victoria 1914-1918

Migration to Victoria 1852-1879

Inquest Index Victoria 1840-1985

Marine Births, Deaths & Marriages Victoria 1853-1920

Marriage Index Victoria 1921-1942

Melbourne Argus Birth Index 1914-1931

Melbourne Argus Marriage Index 1931-1941

Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888

 Other CD-ROMs/DVDs at the Port Phillip Heritage Centre:

Index to Victorian Goldfields Hospital Admissions

Melbourne General Cemetery

Hatches matches & despatches

Transcripts of Memorial inscriptions in the St Kilda Cemetery

Cemetery transcriptions – Monumental inscriptions from 258 Victorian Cemeteries

Microfiche at the Port Phillip Heritage Centre:

Australian women’s work exhibition 1907 catalogue index

Children’s registers of state wards in the Colony of Victoria 1864-1897.

Index to Children in Victorian Institutions 1860-1863

Melbourne Benevolent Asylum Register 1851-1858

St Augustine’s Orphanage Geelong 1856-1861

St Kilda Electoral roll 1901-1994

Victorian Federal Referendum 1899

Victorian Publicans index 1840-1854

Victorian Pubs index 1840-1854

St Augustine’s Orphanage Geelong 1856-1861

For research outside Victoria:

South Australia

Biographical index of South Australians 1836-1885

West Terrace Cemetery Burial Registers 1840-1920

Census of South Australia 1841

Queensland

Nundah Cemetery Index to Monumental inscriptions

Northern Territory

Northern Territory Anglican Baptisms 1900-1939 & Confirmations 1900-1947

Index to Northern Territory Times & Gazette 1920

Port Darwin, Northern Territory Passenger Lists 1920

Tasmania

Tasmanian Births deaths and marriages 1803-1899 Rolls 1-92 full certificates. These are on microfilm, the index to the rolls is on microfiche

 


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