Do you want to find out more about your family, build your family tree or fill a gap in your family's history? If you need help with your research, our librarians can assist you either online or in person.
At our libraries you can access genealogy records and Ancestry and Findmypast are both accessible for free from our computers or wi-fi.
Access Ancestry Library
Book and magazine resources
Search our catalogue for our wide range of book resources and magazines to help you with your research. Some of the books are how-to manuals and others are more specific to a region, time or people group.
Sands and McDougall Melbourne directories
Sands and Kenny published directories of Melbourne from 1857 and regional Victoria from 1911. These directories are useful to find out when and where a person lived.
We own a large collection of Sands and McDougall directories. You can view them at Parkdale Library on request.
State Library Victoria has digitised versions of Sands and McDougall directories.