Local and family history


Want to research your family tree, or trace the history of your house?

The Local Studies Room at Footscray Library has a number of print, microfiche, microfilm and online resources to help you conduct historical research. 

You can access:

  • Birth, death and marriage indexes
  • Sands and McDougal directories, and other postal directories
  • Local newspaper archives
  • Cemetery records

Online help

Ancestry Library is accessible for free from the public access PCs at all library branches.