National, State & World Libraries
AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
The National Library's collections offer a wealth of resources for family historians.
AUSTRALIA - NEWCASTLE REGION LIBRARY
The Library collects, preserves and provides access to a range of materials which document the history of Newcastle and the Hunter and its people. Whether you are a family historian, a student or interested in the heritage of the local area, Newcastle Region Library has the resources to help you.
AUSTRALIA - NORTHERN TERRITORY LIBRARY
Find a wide range of resources in both print and electronic formats, providing access to material relating to Family History in the Northern Territory.
AUSTRALIA - STATE LIBRARY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
The State Library of New South Wales Family History Service.
AUSTRALIA - STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
Find links to eresources and Internet sites that will help you with your family history research.
AUSTRALIA - STATE LIBRARY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The State Library Family History Collection specialises in South Australian resources.
AUSTRALIA - STATE LIBRARY OF TASMANIA
Explore your Tasmanian ancestry on Linc Tasmania.
AUSTRALIA - STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA
Find all the resources you need to research your family's past, including newspapers, letters, diaries and manuscripts, maps, passenger lists and electoral rolls.
AUSTRALIA - STATE LIBRARY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Find resources including birth, marriage and death indexes, convict records, directories, electoral rolls, newspapers, passenger lists and much more.
AUSTRALIA - STATE LIBRARY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Explore and discover Family history within the State Library of Western Australia.
AUSTRALIA - SYDNEY UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
The University of Sydney Library is a network of many libraries across several campuses.
Information about library services, as well as access to electronic services are available from this web site.
AUSTRALIA - THE ACT HERITAGE LIBRARY
The ACT Heritage Library provides this collection of over 8,000 digitised photographs of the ACT and region. New images are added every month. Most photographs are drawn from collections donated by The Canberra Times and created by the Commonwealth Department of Capital Territory from the 1950s to the 1990s.
AUSTRIA - AUSTRIAN NATIONAL LIBRARY
The Austrian National Library is not only the country and a modern, service-oriented competence centre the largest library but also a popular meeting place for researchers and students.
CANADA - AMICUS
As a national catalogue, AMICUS not only shows the published materials held at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) but also those located in over 700 libraries across Canada. Please note that the National Union Catalogue contains the holdings of libraries that choose to participate.
CANADA - LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES
Searching for ancestors in Canada Library and Archives including Genealogy and family history, immigration, Collection of documents, photographs and maps detailing Canada's involvement in WWI, maps and plans, censuses, aboriginal heritage, military service files after 1918 also digitised images.
ENGLAND - LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES
Search our online catalogue, LANCAT and explore other guides to archive collections.
ENGLAND - WAWRICK LIBRARY - MODERN RECORDS CENTRE
Information about the Modern Records Centre's archive collections is available through our online research guides and archive catalogue. Details of non-archival collections held at the Modern Records Centre is available elsewhere on our website.
EUROPE - THE EUROPEAN LIBRARY
Designed to meet the needs of the research community worldwide, our online portal offers quick and easy access to the collections of the 48 National Libraries of Europe and Leading European Research Libraries.
FINLAND - THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF FINLAND - DIGITAL COLLECTIONS
The Digital Collections has a large collection of Newspapers 1771-1929; Journals up til 1929 are free for online use. Newer journals are available for public use in all of the Finland's legal deposit copy libraries. The site also includes Ephemera, Maps and Atlases, and other online collections.
FRANCE - NATIONAL LIBRARY OF FRANCE
The BnF is a public institution supervised by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.The missions of the BnF are to collect, preserve, enrich and make available the national documentary heritage, as stated in the decree of creation n°94-3 of January the 3rd, 1994.
GERMANY - BERLIN STATE LIBRARY
As the largest academic library in Germany has over 11 million volumes for more than 350 years grown printed works, added more than 2.2 million additional printing units and other often Unique materials in the special collections - including western and oriental manuscripts, music autographs, autographs and discounts, maps, historical newspapers - and more than 10 million micro forms, and over 12 million subjects in the picture archive. An ever-growing number of databases and other electronic resources complement the holdings.
IRELAND - CLARE COUNTY LIBRARY
Researching your ancestors from County Clare made easy with online genealogy indexes for County including, census, photographs, maps, school records, graveyards, births, marriages and deaths, shipping, directories, wills and probates.
IRELAND - LIBRARY IRELAND
The aim of Library Ireland is providing free information on all aspects of Ireland - antiquities, biography, folklore, genealogy, history, names, social history and much more.
IRELAND - NATIONAL LIBRARY OF IRELAND
NLI collects, preserves, promotes and make accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland and to contribute to the provision of access to the larger universe of recorded knowledge. Including family history, digitised photographs.
IRELAND - THE OIREACHTAS LIBRARY AND RESEARCH SERVICE
The site has two databases The Documents Laid Collection composed of government reports, annual accounts, and other important documents that are formally presented to the parliament. Approximately 2000 documents are laid, mainly electronically, each year covering 1920s to the present day. The Historical Collections - Following Irish independence, the newly established Dáil Library sought out materials for purchase, with a view to building up the Library's collections. These materials are now available to view or download.
SCOTLAND - NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND
Find digitised material including WW1 official photographs, maps, directories from the National Library of Scotland's outstanding collections.
SCOTLAND - NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND INTERNET ARCHIVE
Among the collections freely available are published family histories, military lists for the British Army, RAF, and Royal Navy, rolls of honour, gazetteers, over a thousand Post Office directories, Gaelic manuscripts, and much more.
UNITED STATES - HATHITRUST'S DIGITAL LIBRARY
This library project brings together multiple libraries, both public and academic, and their respective digital holdings into a single online collection. Freely available for use and research, the focus of this massive treasure trove is multiplexed, with digital books, magazines, scanned items, sound recordings, maps and other ephemera. With multiple methods of search, PDF, image and plain-text downloads, there’s a lot to consider for the genealogy researcher.
UNITED STATES - NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Spanning a wide range of historical eras, geography, and media, NYPL Digital Collections offers drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, videos, audio, and more. Encompassing the subject strengths of the vast collections of The Library, these materials represent the applied sciences, fine and decorative arts, history, performing arts, and social sciences.
WALES - NATIONAL LIBRARY OF WALES
The Library is the main repository for family history research in Wales holding a vast number of records useful to the family historian - census returns, probate records, nonconformist records and tithe maps, to name but a few.