Resources

To assist your research we have listed some websites and other tools. Scroll down for Local Resources focussing on the Glen Eira area.

Ancestry: https://www.ancestry.com.au/
Discover your family history and start your family tree. Available at local libraries.

Australian Dictionary of Biography: http://adb.anu.edu.au/
Concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.

Chinese Market Gardens of Melbourne: Discover stories and locations of these lost gardens https://chinesemarketgardens.wordpress.com/

Coraweb: a website for genealogists http://www.coraweb.com.au/

Heritage Victoria: https://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/
Victorian Heritage Database

Miles Lewis: https://www.mileslewis.net/research-database/
Database of Melbourne mansions, architectural index etc.

Landata: https://www.landata.vic.gov.au/
Property information including title, survey, valuation and property sales, property certificates and planning certificates.

Museums Victoria: https://museumsvictoria.com.au/collections-research/
A wealth of collections and research about natural sciences, history, technology and Indigenous cultures

National Archives of Australia:https://www.naa.gov.au/
Holds the memory of our nation and keeps vital Australian Government records safe.

National Library of Australia: Family History Sources 2015_v1.pdf

National Trust:
https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/advocacy-toolkit/
The National Trust Advocacy Toolkit is a free online resource

Prahran Mechanics Institute Library: https://www.pmi.net.au/
Specialises in the history of Victoria, with over 7000 books for loan.

Public Records Office Victoria: https://prov.vic.gov.au/
Has a vast array of records created by Victorian Government departments/authorities including the State’s courts, local councils, schools, public and hospitals. Includes wills and probate, ship passenger lists which are available online and rate books available on microfiche.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria: https://www.historyvictoria.org.au/
One of Australia’s most significant historical collections focusing on the Victorian experience in Australian history

Sands and McDougall (Sands and Kenny) Directories:
https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/sands-mcdougall-directories
Sands & McDougall Directories were published yearly from 1857 to 1974.  These directories contain alphabetical listings of surnames, house by house, street by street listings within each suburb and a trades and professions alphabetical listing.   Also lists of government departments, societies, churches and municipalities.  Now available online

State Library of Victoria: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/
Search the catalogue for photos, maps and of course books. Many online resources.

The Ryerson Index: https://www.ryersonindex.org/
A free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to recent newspapers

TROVE: http://www.trove.nla.gov.au
Books, images, digitised newspapers, maps, music, archived websites and more provided by the National Library of Australia.

Victorian Collections: Search Victorian Collections

Victorian Registers of Certificates Exempting from the Dictation Test (CEDT) – Chinese Australian Family Historians of Vic : Victorian CEDT index 

Local Resources

Australian Jewish Historical Society (Victoria): http://www.ajhs.info/Victoria/

Biodiversity in Glen Eira: A 2018 report which aims to provide a clear, contemporary understanding of what constitutes Glen Eira’s biodiversity, where biodiversity is concentrated, what threatens it and what sustains it. biodiversity-in-glen-eira-2018

Box Cottage Museum/City of Moorabbin Historical Society: http://moorabbinhs.org.au
Joyce Park, Jasper Road, Ormond 3204

Brighton Cemetorians: https://www.brightoncemetorians.org.au/

Glen Eira City Council, History & Heritage information: www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/historycollection and https://www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/our-city/history-and-heritage

Glen Huntly Rd – list of street numbering changes 1930s-1960s Click here for list

Jewish Holacaust Centre: https://www.jhc.org.au/

Kingston Local History: https://localhistory.kingston.vic.gov.au/

Labassa Lives Journals: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places-vic/return-to-labassa/

Researching local and family history: https://www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/our-city/history-and-heritage/research-and-resources/researching-local-and-family-history