Family History Connections | 1/41 Railway Road Blackburn VIC 3130 |
(03) 9877 3789 |

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.Below is 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

Nine 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)

Search our partial index of contents

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, film and fiche available in the library.

Film and fiche

We have a large collection of film and fiche available in the library. All film and fiche are searchable in our catalogue. Downloadable lists of our film and fiche coming soon.

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 Electoral Rolls of Australia
  • Hue & Cry Index 1797-1810, 1828-1830, 1838-1840
  • Parliamentary Papers (Victorian) Vol 1-5, 1852-1899
  • Springvale Necropolis Plaques
  • Victorian Crown Grantees
  • Research guides
  • MyHeritage Library Edition