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Discover the past with our historical databases and registries.


Ancestry (Library Edition) is an online research database providing a comprehensive collection of genealogical information including Census, Church,Court and Immigration records. Some resources from Australia and the UK are included.

Please note: Currently Ancestry can be accessed from home until 30 June 2021, refer here for instructions.


Find my Past

Trace your ancestry and build a family tree by researching extensive birth records, census data, obituaries and more with Findmypast.

Please note:  For information and login details for accessing FindMyPast, please contact the library on 9784 1020.


Historic Victorian Sands and McDougall directories

The Historic Victorian Sands and McDougall directories have been released and are now available to search or browse on the State Library Victoria Website. One in every five directories, dating from 1860 to 1974 are available.


Local Newspapers

Visit Trove and search for Local Newspapers from the past.

1872-1920     1889-1908     1908-1911 
1921-1939     1911-1920     1939-1949     1949


Picture Frankston

Picture Frankston photographic collection is located on our library catalogue.  Please see staff at the library if you are interested in finding more information about these.


Picture Frankston Flickr Group

Picture Frankston Flickr Group photographic collection.


Picture Victoria

Looking for images of local history in Victoria? Picture Victoria is a great place to begin!


Trove: Australia in Pictures

Picture Australia is a service that allows you to search many significant online pictorial collections at the same time. When you do a search on Picture Australia, thumbnail images are retrieved from participating institutions on the fly and inserted into the search results.


Frankston Cemetery Register

Type the name that you are looking for in the Search box, after Frankston Cemetery Register to find the relevant transcription.


For more information about the resources available to you please visit our Family History page.

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