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August is Family History Month: what the State Library has for you!

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State Library’s family history service is based at, but not limited by, the microform (film and fiche) collection on Level 3 of the library. This area also houses a family history reference collection and many electronic resources. The full collection of State Library material is also available to you. What sort of resources are available? The most extensive … Read more

Findmypast calls the 1939 Register “one of the most important documents in 20th century Britain”

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For many researchers this 1939 record is a census with many valuable additions. It is especially important because there are no surviving census records for 1931 and 1941 as a result of the war. On 1 September 1939 Germany invaded Poland and the path to war was underway. On 29 September, National Registration Day was undertaken. … Read more