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FHWA Resources

Members & the public can search our Library Catalogue online  -  you don't need to be logged in to view & search the catalogue.

1. Library

FHWA Library Catalogue is online, free and available to the public.

You can search by title, author and key words. We have approximately 20,000 items covering many areas of the world.

tn wllib1Our Library includes:

  • A wide range of book titles and topics specific to the study of Genealogy
  • A large variety of Journals by Family History and Genealogy Societies from around the globe
  • Newsletters and articles
  • Books and papers written by both professional and amateur family historians
  • Guides and tips on how to research
  • Indexes
  • Musters
  • Census records
  • Post Office directories
  • Family History magazines

and many, many other resources to enhance the study of genealogy

2. Resource Room - FHWA Microfiche and Microfilm LibraryWAGS Resource Room

FHWA Microfiche and Microfilm library is also very extensive, and covers all Australian States, New Zealand, Great Britain and Ireland, and European sources, and includes:
  • Australian Convict Records
  • Birth, Baptism, Marriage and Death Indexes
  • Cemetery indexes
  • Electoral Rolls
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Newspaper indexes
  • Pioneer Registers
  • Probates and Wills
  • Post Office Directories
  • Ship Passenger lists - mainly Western Australian and some Eastern Australian indexes and many others

3. FamilySearch collcetion

FHWA is an affiliated  library of the church of the Latter Day Saints (LDS), which enables full access to the FamilySearch.org database of microfilms, which are being progressively digitised and indexed online.

We also stock a limited collection of LDS flims which can be viewed in the Resource Centre, these are listed in the FHWA Catalogue.

For an index of the films that are available at FHWA,  click here >> LDS films in the FHWA library - this index search is only available to FHWA financial members.

4. eLibrary

Our Resource Centre has uptodate computers for the use of members, with access to a number of paid subscriptions to genealogical databases: Ancestry, FindMyPast, IRoots Ireland, Roots Magic and British Newspaper archives.

5. CDs

FHWA eLibrary has over 1200 CD's, with over 2000 searchable items available for members to use in the Library Resource Centre.
CD copyright owners have been contacted, and where permission has been granted the FHWA EDR (Electronic Document Repository) project team is uploading the CD onto our Library Server. Where permission has not been granted to upload onto our server, the CD will be available to use on a library computer as normal.
The CD data categories include:
 Category  Items Category  Items
 Birth, Marriage & Death  342  Cemetery  46
 Census  741  Convicts  12
 Councils  12  Courts & Prisons  7
 Directories  200  Electoral Rolls  16
 Family History  21  Heraldry, Peerage, Pedigrees & Visitations  17
 History  5  Huguenot  9
 IGI Records  95  Journals  10
 Landowners  17  Migration & Shipping (Incl Passenger Lists)  27
 Military  43  Miscellaneous  48
 Newspapers  11  Occupations  30
 Poor Laws  21  Schools, Colleges & Universities  9
 Vital Records  52  Wills  13
Our CD collection covers all regions of the World, as below:
 World Region  Items
 Africa  2
 Americas  100
 Asia  16
 Europe  1442
 Oceania  234
 World Wide  50

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