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Explore the range of eLibrary resources available free to Goldfields Libraries members!

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User guides are provided for some resources, otherwise contact the individual provider for help or speak to a library staff member.

Each Goldfields Library has a selection of print and online resources which can assist with your family and local history research.
You can search for family and local history resources on the Library Catalogue.

For specialist assistance see our Research Services page or list of Research Guides, and see a list of more websites to help you with your research.

Australian Heritage Festival Events - Having a Voice: Finding Women and Children on the Goldfields

During May 2017 Bendigo Library will celebrate the Australian Heritage Festival with two weeks of talks, tours, workshops and help sessions focusing on women and children. Two family history groups will be on hand to assist with any research queries.

Events:

Ancestry

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Australian National Archives

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Ancestry

Ancestry Library Edition gives you access to billions of records to discover your family's story. Access is only available in the library but Ancestry allows you to email your files to your email address.

 

Australian National Archives

Discover our fascinating collection of more than 100 years of Australian Government records, documenting the history of individuals, communities, and the nation.

  

 

British National Archives

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British Newspapers (Gale News Vault)

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National Archives (Britain)

Find records from The National Archives and over 2,500 archives across the UK, spanning 1000 years of history.

 

British Newspapers

Gale News Vault contains over 400 years of content, including a large range of British newspapers and British Library newspapers. Cross searching of multiple newspapers through a single interface is possible. Full text is searchable for over 10 million page images. 

 

 

Find My Past

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Historic Rates Index

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Find My Past

Search over 50 million records on Find My Past for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, including cemetery records, electoral role records, government records, religious records, military records and more. 

 

Historic Rates Index

The Bendigo Historic Rates Index currently covers the period 1856–1903 and allows you to search the Bendigo rate books by owner, rate payer, year, address, occupation, rate number and council name/sub division.

History Research Guides

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Petitions of the People (BRAC)

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Historic Rates Index

A collection of guides and help sheets produced by Goldfields Library staff to assist you in your family and local history history research.

Petitions of the People

Access Bendigo Regional Archives Centre's downloadable petitions collection dating from 1870-1899. Thousands of names have been transcribed from the original petitions.

 

 

Public Records Office of Victoria

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The Telegraph Historical Archive (Gale)

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Public Records Office of Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria holds a vast array of records created by Victorian Government departments and authorities including the State's courts, local councils, schools, public hospitals and other public offices.

 

The Telegraph Historical Archive

Launched in 1855, The Telegraph was the first 1d morning paper. By 1876, The Telegraph was the largest-selling newspaper in the world, with a circulation of 300,000. The Telegraph Historical Archive 1855-2000 has over 1 million pages of content to search and browse. 

Trove

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Trove

Trove is created and maintained by the National Library of Australia, and brings together content from Australian libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations and gives you tools to explore and build.

 

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