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Library in your loungeroom brings you a range of educational, entertaining and informative resources that are free and easily accessible from the comfort of your own home.

This page includes trusted research resources, guides and links to help you with your history research. Due to COVID-19, some of these resources may be unavailable. Please note: some services listed below may be currently unavailable due to COVID-19.

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Family History eLibrary Resources

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.

National Archives of Australia

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

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/subdivision.

May be periodically unavailable due to server upgrades from 11-18 May 2020.

History Research Guides

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

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.

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.

Goldfields Libraries research services

Bendigo Regional Archives Centre

Goldfields Research Centre

Goldfields Libraries History Research Guides

Guides and help sheets to assist you in your research.

Genealogy groups at Goldfields Libraries


There are three genealogy groups based at Goldfields Libraries. The groups provide support and guidance to visitors conducting local and family history research. The groups are also involved with volunteer projects.

Bendigo Family History Group

bendigogen@gmail.com

Gisborne Genealogy Group

Bendigo Regional Genealogical Society

brgs2@hotmail.com

Further research resources

More websites to help you with your history research.

Legend

Can be used anywhere online 24/7 without a library card. Can be used anywhere online 24/7 without a library card. Can be used anywhere online 24/7 with your library card number and pin. Can be used anywhere online 24/7 with your library card number and pin. Only available when using a library computer or when connected to the library wi-fi. May require your library card number and pin. Only available when using a library computer or when connected to the library wi-fi. May require your library card number and pin.

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