Family History Databases

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Ancestry Library Edition

Find My Past (Australia & UK)

MyHeritage Library Edition


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Ancestry Library Edition

Researching your family history? Find Census data, Birth Death & Marriage information, passenger lists and more through our Ancestry subscription.

This database is available in the library. You can book a public computer to access this resource.

Go to Ancestry Library Edition.

You can access Ancestry Library Edition from home through our library catalogue until 31 December 2021. You must sign in with your library card and PIN.

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Find My Past (Australia & UK)

Find My Past Australia offers access to over 50 million records for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Find My Past UK offers access to over 750 million records including passenger lists and historic British newspapers.

Go to Find My Past (Australia & UK).

Whilst Find My Past is normally only available within the library,  library members can request remote access for a limited period. Please email Jason Brack, our Diversity and Inclusion Librarian, at  for more details. In the interests of fairness, access conditions and download limits will apply.

Find My Past has access to the British Newspaper Archives (BNA). For information on how to use this resource (PDF) click here.



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The MyHeritage Library Edition features a focus on people-based records, which contain information about both everyday people and prominent individuals across societies and periods of time. This emphasis, plus the strength of the index, enables you to access information both about specialized topics (regions, time periods) as well as social, cultural, and political trends. Location and keyword search options enable you to directly access information about a specific region or topic. It has more than 5 billion historical records from all over the world.

This database can be accessed from anywhere. Library card number required. Go to MyHeritage.

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Last updated: 18 August 2021