Family History Month

August is dedicated to all things family history!

Whether you’ve just started researching your family tree, or you’ve been at it for years…

Pop into the South Perth or Manning Libraries and check out our family history displays for some very interesting books to help guide your family history research.

If you’re a library member, you will also have free access to Ancestry Library Edition and Find My Past where you can search through billions of family history records.

If you’re keen on searching from home, have a look at the useful links shared here:

And don’t forget to check out some other events happening during Family History Month around the state….

As always, happy researching!

Preservation of Family Photographs with Paul Malone

We’re excited to announce that Paul Malone, Director of Preservation Services, will be joining us next month for a special talk on how to take care of your very precious family photographs!

Paul has extensive experience in the conservation of heritage materials, and was the Senior Conservator and Manager of the State Library of W.A.’s preservation branch before starting up his own practice.


In this session, Paul will be going over the different photographic image types, the causes of deterioration of photographs, appropriate storage to help offset deterioration, copying methods for preservation, display requirements for the original images and he will also focus on digital copying and the use and storage of negatives.

Wednesday 13 August
2pm – 4 pm
South Perth Library, Function Room

Bookings essential (this is a free event)
Call 9474-0800 or book online

Is it finally time to deal with this mess? (hint, hint)