SLWA’s Heritage Online

The State Library of Western Australia recently launched its Heritage Online page to assist family history researchers in delving through the State Library’s historic collections of documents, diaries, photographs, cards and all other kinds of memorabilia.

Heritage Online is a Family History Subject Guide and it includes many valuable entry points for family historians as they go about their research. The menu seen below on the left hand side can be used to get to all kinds of records that are now accessible through the State Library online.

SLWA Heritage Online

As the State Library continues to digitise its heritage collections and make them available online, this is an invaluable resource for researchers anywhere in the world as they investigate the history of their ancestors.

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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!

Family History Books at the library

To all our family historians out there…

Still hesitant on where or how to start putting together your family tree?

Here is a great little video from the National Library of Australia to get you started:

Also stop in to see what’s available for loan in our Family History display this month at the South Perth and Manning Libraries!

Family History Month DisplayThere are lots of interesting titles to guide your research… we promise!

August is National Family History Month!

Visit the South Perth or Manning Libraries and get started on your family history research this month!

With your library card, we offer free access to Ancestry Library Edition and Find My Past UK, Irish and Australian Editions so you can search through billions of family history records online.

Book into one of the following 2 free sessions in August for some extra help:

Introduction to Find My Past
Wednesday 7 August, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
South Perth Library
Click here to book.

Introduction to Find My Past
Thursday 29 August, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Manning Library
Click here to book.

The sessions will be presented by Mike Murray from Time Trackers. Mike is a member of the WA Genealogical Society and has plenty of experience helping people trace their ancestors and put together their family story.

Also check out the State Library of WA’s program of activities here and other family history events listed around WA here.

If you’re researching from home and wondering where to start, you can find many useful links here too.

Happy researching!