Our library holds a very comprehensive, ever-growing collection of family history resources available to both members and day visitors researching their family history. These include more than 13,600  books, more than 3,300 CDs,  270 magazine titles from family history societies around the world and 60 maps in map drawers.We also hold a large collection of film and fiche in the library. Scroll down for more details as well as a list of our electronic resources.

Members' surname interests

The Surname Interests Database is available for any financial member to register as many as 10 surnames they are researching. Add your interests here.

Searching the list of surnames is available to the general public. Search here

Internet subscriptions

Ten of the most important subscription sites, including Ancestry and FindMyPast, are available free to members and paying day visitors researching their family history at our library

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Members Magazine

Our quarterly family history magazine is included in your membership. Our members also have access to read The Genealogist online in the Members Area (from 2015 editions onward)

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Australian Family Histories: A bibliography and Index (AFH)

The AFH is a bibliography of family histories published in and relevant to Australia. It not only provides bibliographic details of each book, but more importantly indexes all of the main family surnames mentioned in each of them, as well as states and regions in Australia. It currently contains over 10,000 titles and is being added to monthly. There are hundreds of thousands of names indexed. Family History Connections' holdings of titles are noted in the records; locations of other titles can be found through the link to the National Library of Australia catalogue. This project was started by Ralph and Amy Reid, with the first edition published in 2004 and last edition in 2015.

Family History Connections took over the project in 2017, and it is now a searchable online database.

Access the AFH here

Online catalogue

Our online, searchable catalogue contains all  ALL books, journals and CDs, Australian and New Zealand film and fiche available in the library.

Andersons Creek Cemetery, Warrandyte

Standing Headstone Memorials

Andersons Creek Cemetery in Warrandyte, is one of the oldest cemeteries in Vicotria and was first opened in 1858. This index to headstones and memorials with links to photographs, has 720 entries. It was researched and authored by Des Lambley and donated to Family History Connections.

Search the index here

Film and fiche

We have a large collection of film and fiche available in the library. All Australian and New Zealand film and fiche are searchable in our catalogue. The rest of our fiche and film holdings are in the process of being added to our online catalogue.

We are also in the process of publishing downloadable lists of film and fiche. They will be available here

Members only online resources

The following resources are available online to members only. These resources can also be accessed by paying day visitors in the library.
  • Australian Family Histories, a Bibliography
  • 1841 Census Street Index for London and Middlesex
  • Devon land Tax Records 1780-1832, heads of household index
  • Durham Land Tax 1759-1831
  • Early Americans and Canadians in Australasia
  • Early Electoral Rolls of Australia
  • Hue & Cry Index 1797-1810, 1828-1830, 1838-1840
  • Parliamentary Papers (Victorian) Vol 1-5, 1852-1899
  • Springvale Necropolis Plaques
  • The Genealogist magazine Index
  • Victorian Crown Grantees
  • Victorian School Records: transcription from records at Public Record Office of Victoria
  • Research guides
  • MyHeritage Library Edition