A guide to researching your ancestors in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, using resources at State Library Victoria.
Due to Victoria's historic links to Britain, the Library has particularly strong holdings of maps of the British Isles (England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland).
For detailed information on the British and Irish resources available here in the State Library and for links to gazetteers, ordnance survey plans and other key British and Irish map resources, please go to the British Isles section of the Maps for local and family history research guide.
As of June 15 2020 the Library is open with reduced spaces and services.
Our Ask A Librarian reference service is still available to assist with your research inquiries.