Family history

If you are a beginner starting to trace your family history or a seasoned researcher looking to dig a little deeper, access our resources.

Many useful resources accessible digitally online or in the State Library and State Records Office.
Exploring and discovering family history is made easier with national and state resources.
Many resources to help you track down your ancestry - country by country.
The J.S. Battye Library of West Australian history is a primary source for any information relating to Western Australia, historical or current.
The Australian Joint Coping Project holds a wealth of great material.
Ships were how most new Australians arrived here.
State Records Office
Ensuring permanent accessibility to the essential evidence of the business of government in Western Australia.

Dead Reckoning: a guide to family history research in WA

If you are a novice family historian, tracing your family tree or an experienced genealogy researcher looking for a long lost uncle. Dead Reckoning is your online handbook to family history research in WA.

Ancestry Library Edition has 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases used to assist family history research from the Australia, United Kingdom and all around the world.
Last updated on 18 October 2021