Starting your family history?

Do you need help with starting your family history or just want some practical advice on how to overcome problems with your research? Need to find the missing names, dates and relationships in your family tree?

Experienced volunteers are available in Tea Tree Gully Library’s Local History Room to assist you with your family history research every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am-5pm.

Should you have a large family tree to uncover, or you require assistance to perform a more detailed family history search, you can book a special one-on-one session with a volunteer on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Our volunteers can help you to research several key resources that form the backbone of any family history research, such as:

  • Indexes of births, deaths and marriages.
    You’ll find indexes but full certificates are held by the registry office in the State that the event happened.
  • Passenger lists
    Look for indexes and lists of passengers immigrating to Australia.
  • Convict records
    Find records about sentencing, transportation, where convicts served out their sentences and maybe more.
  • Electoral rolls
    See where you ancestors were living.

Come into the Library any time to make an appointment or give us a call on 8397 7333.

Researching something?

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Looking for up to date, reliable information on a broad range of topics? Go to the Library Databases page where you can  access  Encyclopedia Britannica Online. (Just need to enter your library barcode number).
Keywood search or browse three different areas,

  • Encyclopedia Britannica – suitable for high school students and above
  • Britannica Student – for middle school age students
  • Britannica Junior – suitable for primary and junior primary students

 Let us know what you think!