Who's hiding in your family tree?

Joan McDonald gets into the online shopping lesson at the Savvy Seniors workshop held at the Grafton Regional Library.
Joan McDonald gets into the online shopping lesson at the Savvy Seniors workshop held at the Grafton Regional Library. Adam Hourigan

CLARENCE Valley libraries are offering to help people discover who they are through popular family history eResources, Library Edition and Findmypast.

These eResources provide millions of records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. They include: cemetery records; death records; probate, court records; migration records; directories; criminal reports; electoral rolls; almanacs; military records, and; government gazettes.

Regional librarian Kathryn Breward said the great variety of records satisfied the family history buff as well as the social and local historian.

"They are a great start to tracing your family history,” she said.

Clarence Valley residents can use Library Edition and Findmypast to find social, biographical and historical information, that provides a background to the records and helps them gain a deeper understanding of how their family lived.

August is National Family History Month and Clarence Valley libraries have these two excellent eResources to help people get started on their genealogical journey. Library Edition and Findmypast are two eResources the library has available to help people search their family origins. They are available to use free of charge at all Clarence Valley libraries, and the mobile library. As well, the National Library of Australia's TROVE website is available free on the internet. All are excellent resources for anyone interested in family history research.

To book your place visit or phone your closest branch or see details on the Clarence Regional Library website at

Clancy a-wake to risk

Professional wakeboarder Amber Wing on the Clarence River last year.

Clancy tries to block $8k sponsorship

Tech addition to man's grave will keep his memory alive

Rohan Johnson's headstone with the QR Code on it.

Rohan Johnson was a pilot and taxi driver who died at 32

Coles, potholes and hopefully some shade

DAMAGE: Trucks transporting equipment for carpark shade sails caused potholes in the carpark of the South Grafton Coles Shopping Centre.

Potholes in a South Grafton carpark cause an online stir

Local Partners