Online Resources

Find My Past

NOTE: Find My Past is generously giving library members access to Find my Past from anywhere, but only until 31st August 2021. This now includes access to the British Newspaper Archive.   To access, once logged in to Find My Past, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the link to the British Newspaper Archive.

You must login with your library card and password.

Getting started:

  1. Go to our FindmyPast login page
  2. Enter your library membership number and password and click login
  3. Note the login details required to access FindmyPast
  4. Click the FindmyPast title to access

If you have a library membership but can’t login – you can reset your password online, or contact us.

If you don’t have a library membership, you can join online or contact us.

With Find my Past, you can search over 50 million records for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands – millions of records that you won’t find available elsewhere online, including:

  • Over 700,000 cemetery records from across Australia
  • A vast collection of Australian and New Zealand electoral roll records
  • Over 15 million government records including government gazettes, police gazettes and blue books
  • Millions of religious records
  • Over 10 million directories and almanacs to aid your search
  • A large collection of Military records that cover the Boer war, WWI & WWII, Maori campaigns and more
  • Rare and unrivalled specialist records – perfect for adding fine detail to your ancestors’ live

*a limited number of records are not available in this subscription for contractual reasons, including the British Newspaper collection.

Please note that due to licensing restrictions, Find my Past, is only available in our libraries – through a library PC or using library WiFi on your own device, for new searches. However, viewed records can be later accessed through a user account – see below.

User Accounts

Users also have the ability to register their own accounts and sign in, by registering, your users will also gain access to the My Research area which will enable them to keep track of their researches and use the family tree program to build their family tree.  Users can register their own account at the following page –

Benefits of an account:

• The same features that you get in the library (free Family Tree, Saved Records etc) – no features are removed

• Access to any records that you view from within the library – even after you have left! All records that your customers view via Findmypast in the library can be viewed again for free when they sign in to their account


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