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    As a special 'deal' for Family History Month, FHC members can bring a friend to the Library for FREE!! Normally a visitor would be charged $10 for half a day visit, or $20 for a full day visit. Why not ask one, or more, of your friends if they would be interested. An added bonus of course would be if they decided to join FHC. At this time of the year, they would only have to pay the pro-rata subscription

    As part of the month’s activities, Family History Connections is participating in the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Historical Societies Pop-Ups. We will be there on Wednesday 22 August from 9.30am – 4.30pm.
    Various Historical Societies will be visiting the PMI throughout August, including Scout Heritage Victoria, St. Kilda Historical Society, GlenEira Historical, Malvern Historical Society and Family History Connections.
    You can find full details of the pop-ups at
    The Prahran Mechanics’ Institute Victorian History Library is located at 39 St. Edmonds Road Prahran. It is a community owned and run Library specialising in the history of Victoria with more than 30,000 books.
    Come and visit us at the PMI on Wednesday 22 August!

  • Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria (CAFHOV) Family History Day

    The Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria (CAFHOV), supported by the Museum of Chinese Australian History (Chinese Museum) are hosting a Chinese family history event on Sunday 26 August 2018 at the Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne.
    CAFHOV members will share personal journeys of discovery and describe rich narratives about their ancestors and families while Rosalie Hiah will talk about the Kwong Sue Duk family and her family research. Members will be on hand to answer questions during the breaks and to share Chinese family research tips.
    This is a FREE event but normal Chinese Museum entry fees apply.
    Morning Session: 10.15-12.15pm Afternoon Session: 1.00-3.00pm
    Bookings Essential:
    Or go to and search for CAFHOV

  • MyHeritage Library Edition

    MyHeritage Library Edition is one of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes and additional resources. Millions of additional records are added on average every month. It is available in our library, but home access is also available for our members' convenience through the FHC Members Area.

  • Get your Entertainment Books right here! 

    The Entertainment™ Book, and the Entertainment™ Digital Membership are your guide to the most popular restaurants, attractions, shopping, travel and more, all with valuable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers. 

    Available from the library

  • VicHeritage Volunteers 

    From the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria: Help the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria to secure today's records and create services for the benefit of the community now and into the future. 

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Upcoming events

22 Oct 2018
07:30PM -
Navy & Military interest group
23 Oct 2018
01:30PM -
North West Midlands interest group
27 Oct 2018
02:00PM -
Starting Out classes
03 Nov 2018
10:00AM -
Early VIC & TAS interest group
09 Nov 2018
11:00AM -
Insite sessions
09 Nov 2018
02:00PM -
South West England interest group
10 Nov 2018
09:00AM -
Library tours
11 Nov 2018
10:00AM - 04:00PM
100 Year Anniversary of the End of Fighting on the Western Front
11 Nov 2018
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Scotland interest group
13 Nov 2018
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Write Now!
13 Nov 2018
01:30PM -
London & Home Counties interest group
14 Nov 2018
02:00PM -
Ireland interest group
16 Nov 2018
02:00PM -
Northern Counties interest group
17 Nov 2018
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Starting Out classes
17 Nov 2018
02:00PM -
Bendigo FHG
19 Nov 2018
01:00PM -
Eastern Counties interest group
24 Nov 2018
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Starting Out classes
26 Nov 2018
07:30PM -
Navy & Military interest group
27 Nov 2018
01:30PM -
North West Midlands interest group
30 Nov 2018
05:00PM -
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We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise. – Edward Sellner