Our libraries are a great place to find out about the past. You can:
- research your family history
- find out about the Bayside area
- trace the history of a house.
Research your family history
Sands & McDougall directories on microfiche and a genealogy computer are available at Brighton Library or at www.cedric.slv.vic.gov.au
We run classes on how to use family history resources.
The Bayside Library Genealogy Group is available to anyone who has attended all our genealogy training.
Websites for family history research
- Birth Death and Marriages Victoria
- Royal Historical Society
- Genealogical Society of Victoria
- Melbourne Museum
- Australian War Memorial
The history of Bayside
The Bayside Library Local History Collection is held at Brighton library. It contains a range of materials related to the history of Bayside and previous municipalities which existed before the amalgamation in 1994. These included Brighton, Sandringham and Moorabbin. The Local history collection is a reference collection to be viewed at the library.
Browse the library local area collection.
Most of the photographs and maps related to the history of Bayside have been scanned and are available through Picture Victoria.
Local historical groups
We are a member of Bayside History Network and collaborate with the local historical groups such as:
- Brighton Historical Society
- Brighton Cemetorians
- Friends of Black Rock House
- Friends of Cheltenham Cemetery
- Sandringham and District Historical Society
Tracing the history of your house
All enquiries regarding local and family history can be made by appointment with our specialist librarian. You can contact us to find out more.
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