|Accessing the Resources
| - Books|
The computer catalogue contains all the
holdings of books and journals. This can be searched by author, title
or keyword subjects. The books are arranged on the shelves by areas or
Countries and then by States or Counties. A colour coded label with the
Chapman area code can be found on the spine of each book to help
identify the area.
Please place a book marker in the space when you
remove a book from the shelves so that you can replace it in it's
|- Online Subscription Services |
Findmypast UK, Findmypast au and Findmypast ie
British and Irish Origins from Origins Network
TNA (The National Archives) Documents Online
The British Newspaper Archive
| - Access includes free
downloads; normal printing charges apply.
| - Microfilm,
Microfiche and CDs
To identify our holdings of
microfiche and microfilm, catalogues are available in folders for
different areas. Each catalogue is arranged alphabetically into States
or Counties and then alphabetically into subject
||Papua New Guinea
||World Miscellaneous |
|Microfilm are on
access. Most are in labeled drawers arranged by Counties or States.
Please place a wooden block with the corresponding number to your film
reader in the space left by your film. Spare spools are available,
please ask a Library Assistant. The Australian microfiche and microfilm
are also listed on the computer catalogue.
Microfiche are kept on closed access and are only available, one at a time at the
Fiche Counter. Please hand the Library Assistant your membership card
or day visitor's receipt in exchange for the microfiche.
of the Library CDs are loaded onto the computer hard drives. However,
there are also a number which have to be procured from the Fiche
Counter, due to the large number of CDs in a set covering a particular
subject and also to comply with licence restrictions.
The Library holds a large
range of magazines covering aspects of Family
History and Genealogy. These include magazines from a number of
Family History Societies, both Australian and from overseas.
• Photocopying of books. (Please note; not all books can be
copied owing to age or binding. There are also restrictions
on the amount which can be
copied due to
• Printouts from fiche, film and computers
• A Research & Look Up Service
• A service to obtain overseas BDM certificates and
• Miscellaneous Services such as Commemorative Certificates,
Donate a Fiche
• Sterling Cheque Service
• Will Transcription Service
• Starting Family History classes
• One-on-One Tuition