Family History

There are many resources available for use in the libraries for family history research.

Fraser Coast Libraries works in partnership with the Hervey Bay Family History Association. Assistance with family history research can be sought from the Family History Association located at Hervey Bay library.



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.


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 Hervey Bay Library or at Maryborough Library.

Cemeteries within Fraser Coast Regional Council