Ancestry Library Edition

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Ancestry Library Edition is a huge subscription database, similar to the popular Ancestry.com, which you can use to trace your ancestors. It consists of thousands of smaller databases and it’s free to use on our public computers.

Some of the popular databases available on Ancestry Library Edition include:

  • Australian electoral rolls 1856-1980
  • WA passenger lists, 1852-1930
  • Australian convict index, 1788-1868
  • UK birth, marriage & death indexes, 1837-2005
  • UK outgoing passenger lists, 1890-1960
  • New Zealand electoral rolls, 1853-1981

Examples of the types of records available include birth, marriage & death records, census records, immigration records, directories, convict records, land records and more. You can discover:

  • when and where someone was born, married or died
  •  what they did for a living
  • where and with whom they were living at a particular time
  • when they travelled to a particular place and on what ship.

Ancestry Library Edition is only available on our public computers. Access to our public computers is free with you library membership, you just need to bring your library card to login.

For an extensive collection of online family history resources please visit the State Library of Western Australia's webpage: