Local History at your library

Eastern Libraries' local history service offers access to a comprehensive range of sources for those interested in local and family history.

  • Historic maps
  • Census returns
  • Electoral rolls
  • Births, marriages and deaths records
  • Illustrations and photographs
  • Books, books, books

Also available in the library


Through this database you can search and view thousands of family records such as census, military records, births, marriages and deaths.

You need to go through the portal in the library catalogue, logging in using your library card number and password. Then click on the link to Ancestry on your account summary page.

Open Resource

Digitised historical images

Browse our Flickr collection from home! Thousands of images; most of them available to freely download, print and re-use.