Below you will find a variety of resources which bring family history and local history to your fingertips.

You will need your library card to access this information. library edition


A key online resource for genealogical resource, the Ancestry Library Edition database includes: Australian convict index, Australian electoral rolls, United Kingdom census records, British Army World War I pension records, United States census records and much more.

Due to licensing agreements, this online resource can only be accessed using the link on the public computers at our library branches.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 Ancestry have allowed all library members access to on their own personal devices until 31 December 2021. Access must be via the library catalogue by clicking the Ancestry link at the top of the page and entering your library membership details.



Findmypast is a UK-based online genealogy service. The site hosts over four billion searchable records of census, directory and historical record information.

These databases can be accessed for free in the Family History Association room at the Hervey Bay Library or the Local History room at the Maryborough Library.



Trove is a new discovery experience focused on Australia and Australians. If you are researching in the fields of social sciences, literature, local or family history, this is the tool for you. You can also get access to hundreds of historical newspapers.

V Gallery 

V Gallery is a Fraser Coast Libraries image display system. 

Local history images are displayed and can be accessed from your home device 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Fraser Coast Local History Blog

Memories of the history of the Fraser Coast can be found in this blog featuring locals of the area. 

Local History videos 



Historypin is a digital archive of historical and personal photos, documents and audio-visual recollections. Council in partnership with the Maryborough Wide Bay and Burnett Historical Society has a curated collection