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Wyndham City Libraries’ Family and Local History Collection includes books, maps, photos, newspapers, magazines, CDROMs, microfiche and microfilm which are available in the Family and Local History Room at the Plaza Library.
If you have a research question or need help accessing the collection, please contact the Family and Local History Librarian on 8734 2600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wyndham ANZAC Project
In early 2013, Wyndham City Libraries began researching the biographies of local WW1 veterans to honour their service to Australia and share their stories with the community. The research project is based on the names listed on the Werribee RSL Honour Board, and in future will also include research into the names listed on other Honour Boards within Wyndham and its surrounding areas.
We need your help to discover more about the lives of Wyndham’s WW1 veterans. If you're a descendant, or know the history of a local WW1 veteran, we welcome you to share your knowledge and treasures. If you would like copies of your photographs, letters or other artefacts to be included in the Library’s collection, please contact the Family and Local History Librarian.
You can view the list of local veterans and their biographies on the Wyndham History Website.
Family History Group
Come along to Family History Group and meet others researching their family tree. Share your knowledge and experience, as well as pick up some tips on how to discover your ancestry. These sessions are led by an experienced facilitator.
Are you interested in researching your family history? Book a Genealogy Tour with our Family and Local History Librarian to get you started. Bookings can be made via the Events Calendar or by calling any branch.
Family and Local History Collection
- Books: Most books in the collection are available to borrow and can be collected from any branch, however some items are not for loan. Not for loan items can be browsed at the Plaza Library.
- CDROMs: CDROMs are held at the front desk at the Plaza Library and can be used in the Family and Local History Room. For a full list of records available on CDROM please see the Guide to the Family and Local History Collection below.
- Microfiche and microfilm: The Library’s large collection of microfiche and microfilm includes records from Australia, England, Europe and the USA. This collection is housed in the Family and Local History Room and can be browsed on site. For a full list of records available on microfiche and microfilm please see the Guide to the Family and Local History Collection below.
Family and local history eResources
Wyndham City Libraries provides free access for library members to Ancestry.com, Find My Past, The British Newspaper Archive and FamilySearch. These databases can only be accessed in the Family and Local History Room.
The Wyndham History Website is a repository of local history for the area. It features photographs, stories, oral histories, interactive maps, exhibits, timelines and more. We are currently working to add more information about Wyndham’s history – please get in touch if you have a story to tell!