Open 10:00–3:00, or by appointment

Useful Sites for Local and Family History Researchers

Detail from a painting of the Melbourne Public Library by H N E Cook, 1883 from the State Library of Victoria Collection.

National & State Bodies

National Archives of Australia (NAA) 
National Library of Australia (NLA) – online digital newspaper articles

Picture Victoria – access to pictorial and photographic collections held in Victoria’s public libraries 

Public Record Office of Victoria (PROV) 

State Library of Victoria (SLV) online catalogue 

Family History

Victorian Births, Deaths and Marriages 

Family History Connections (formerly Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies – AIGS) 

Genealogical Society of Victoria and Findmypast: Many libraries have subscriptions which allow you to use this within the library with library membership


Monday 10.00am – 3.00 pm
(excluding Public Holidays)
Or by appointment

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Canterbury, Vic 3126

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Canterbury, Vic 3126

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The Surrey Hills Historical Society acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin nation as the Traditional Owners and original custodians of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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