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Ancestry Library Edition

Delivers billions of records held inside more than 7,000 available databases - censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.
** Ancestry Library Edition only available from within the library

Find My Past

Findmypast is a family history and genealogy website, with millions of records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. The great variety of records satisfies the family history buff as well as the social and local historian alike.
** Find my past online only available from within the library

Maitland Historical Maps Online

The Library's historic map collection includes over 150 maps of the local area, dating from 1841 through to 1973. Every map tells a story of the past – how the town of Maitland developed over time, the names of the streets or subdivisions, the location of mining quarries or significant landholdings


Makes available a significant collection of over 2,000 historic photographs including images of the Maitland local community from the late 1880s through to the present day. PictureMaitland is a timeless record of what life was like - the clothes, the homes and the way the land was used

Who's Who in Australia

The definitive reference source for biographical information about leading contemporary Australians
** Who's Who in Australia only available from within the library