Local and Family History

Discover the past of the greater Frankston area or research your family tree with our historical databases and registers.

Family History

Registers and Directories

Please note: The Frankston Cemetery Register can be refined. Type the name that you are looking for in the Search box, after Frankston Cemetery Register to find the relevant transcript.

Reseach guides

Find books, pictures, maps, documents, newspapers and online tools and resources to help with your research.


Local History 


Local History Collection

Frankston City Libraries local history collection can be found on our online catalogue. 

To refine your catalogue search;

  • select Advanced Search 
  • refine the Collection to Local history non-fiction or Local history resource


Newspaper Archive

Select the newspaper you which view and search with the Limit to issues of this title option ticked.

Frankston Library also houses a collection of historical local newspapers.