Researching your Victorian ancestors

A guide to family history research using the major Victorian resources

Map resources

For information on how to find urban, suburban, rural and agricultural maps please consult the Maps for local and family history research guide.

This guide provides extensive information on how to access a range of maps, plans and directories, including -

  • Melbourne Metropolitan Board of Works plans.
  • township and parish plans
  • historical plans
  • Mahlstedt fire insurance plans for central Melbourne
  • auction plans
  • information on how to locate pastoral and agricultural properties
  • gazetteers
  • guides to identifying place names
  • street directories

 

State Library Victoria

LIBRARY CLOSURE  

As of Monday 16 March 2020 our Library buildings are closed to the public due to the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Our Ask A Librarian  reference service is still available to assist with your research inquiries.

State Library Victoria

LIBRARY CLOSURE  

As of Monday 16 March 2020 our Library buildings are closed to the public due to the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Our Ask A Librarian  reference service is still available to assist with your research inquiries.