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General  Resources

Researching in the BRAC collection can be made easier if you have information on hand about your subject before you visit the Reading Room. The following sites offer a range of resources that will help you gather information about a range of research areas.


State Library Victoria Family History Resources


Victoria Births, Deaths & Marriages Family History Search

Australian Cemeteries Index (Victoria)

Cyndi’s List

Family History Connections (formerly AIGS)

These resources are largely by subscription but can be accessed for free at the Goldfield Library branches (either on the library computers or on your own unit logged into the GLC Wi-Fi):

Find My Past


Genealogy Worksheets (from Ancestry)

General History


The British Library Newspapers Archive

Victorian Government Gazette 1836-1997

National Archives of Australia

The National Archives (UK) (use your Goldfields Library library card to log in for free)

National Library of Australia

Royal Historical Society of Victoria

State Library Victoria

The State Library of Victoria has an extensive collection of research guides with relevant links for a broad range of topics - exploring their website is time well spent!

Australian War Memorial Research Centre

Directory of Archives in Australia

Australian Lesbian & Gay Archives

Australian Red Cross National Archives

The Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory Heritage Centre

Victorian Police Museum & Archive

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Collection Archives

Australian National Maritime Museum

National Film & Sound Archive

Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI)

National Museum Australia

Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies

Picture Victoria

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