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How can the National Library of Australia help with my family history research?

Staff can assist readers in using the Library's resources, but are unable to undertake any research on behalf of readers. The Library has a list of professional researchers who may be able to help you.

The Library runs short training sessions on how to access library resources which may be useful to family historians. Check the Library's What's On? web page for session information. Courses may also be conducted by local family history societies and community colleges.

You might be interested in joining a family history society. There are links to family history societies at Genealogy, Family History and Historical Societies

The Library has produced several research guides on family history topics, including the comprehensive guide on Family History.

The Library also holds indexes to Birth, Death and Marriage records for Australian states and territories for varying time periods. To obtain actual certificates you would need to contact a State Registrar office. For more information see the Library's research guide Australian birth, death and marriage records.

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Last update: 2015-08-12 10:15
Author: General Reference Enquiry