Family History Databases

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Ancestry Library Edition

Find My Past (Australia & UK)

MyHeritage Library Edition


These popular family history databases are available to help with your research. - logo

Ancestry Library Edition

Researching your family history? This database may be available at home to State Library of Victoria members. If you are not a member you can sign up for free. We no longer subscribe to this database.


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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.

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.


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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: 06 November 2020