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Family studies and resources

Discover your family history at Auburn and Holroyd libraries. A wide range of resources are available, plus links to third party databases.
Old family photos and documents

Visit the libraries to access the following:

  • Atlases
  • Births, deaths and marriages
  • Census and musters
  • Convicts
  • Family history research guides
  • Land records
  • Military and police records
  • Names and heraldry
  • Place names
  • Research Directories
  • Shipping/immigration records
  • Other genealogical resources

Titles are not available for loan but can be photocopied or printed.

Please check the online catalogue for item availability and location.

Online references

Ancestry - Library edition

This is an ancestry research tool that contains over 1.5 billion names in 4,000 or more databases. It includes records from the United States Census, military records, court, land and probate records, church records, directories, passenger lists and more.

Library access only for Library Edition. 

Find my past

  • Search 50 million records for Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea
  • Find your past using our family history records and local and social history records
  • Includes resources previously available through the Find My Past UK site
  • Over 650 million family history records – including records from each of the Victorian (1841 to 1901) censuses
  • Access to the 1911 census on 1911census.co.uk, the Parish Records Collection and an extensive military records collection.

Library access only for Library Edition. 

Other useful links