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, refer here for instructions.
Trace your ancestry and build a family tree by researching extensive birth records, census data, obituaries and more with Findmypast.
Please note: For information on accessing FindMyPast, please contact the library on 9784 1020.
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.
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 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 photographic collection.
Looking for images of local history in Victoria? Picture Victoria is a great place to begin!
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.
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.