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Trace your family tree, discover your home's history and more

Using the archives

Popular sources and advice on using our records

Family history

Help and sources for your research

The history of your home

The keys to unlocking a property's past life

Crime and punishment

Prison records, plus those transported to Australia


School records and how to trace exam results

Maritime and overseas

Ancestors from abroad and those who worked on the seas

Welfare and health

Children's homes, hospitals and adoption

Local history

Topics linked to our archives