Communications & Media

Discover your family history with the University Library

The University of Tasmania Library is pleased to announce a new subscription to provides access access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories and other resources that span from the 1500s to the 2000s. Collections include census and voter lists; birth deaths and marriages; military records and immigration and travel records from the US, UK and Australia  and many other countries. These collections are the primary sources for family history and other social history research.

Professor Tony Simoes da Silva, Head of School for Humanities, is extremely happy to have access to this resource. 

"Our family history offerings have been so popular that we are now developing a Diploma in Family History – it's wonderful that the Library will now provide ongoing access to such a key resource, one which will have very wide research appeal to the whole University community."

Start using or visit the Library home page, choose databases, choose A, and navigate to Ancestry Library. can be used offsite, with your University username and password. provides helpful tutorials, or enrol in the Faculty of Arts spring offering Writing Family History to learn more about this resource.

Published on: 15 Sep 2015 2:06pm