History, Life and Times

Ancestry Online

Browse and search Ancestry Online for free at any Lake Mac Libraries' branch. Connection is available via the Ancestry icon on the desktop of any Library PC. Please see our friendly staff if you require assistance.

British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership between the British Library and brightsolid online publishing to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's vast collection over the next 10 years. Free access is available at any Lake Mac Libraries' branch.

Note: First time users need to register your email address and a password. Please see our friendly staff if you require assistance.

Findmypast

Browse births records, marriages licences, deaths records, census, migration history, military and electoral rolls, telephone directories and more. Select a collection to search across: Australia and New Zealand, Ireland, U.K., USA and Canada. Alternatively select World and search across all collections. Free access is available at any Lake Mac Libraries' branch. Please see our friendly staff if you require assistance.

History Reference Center

History Reference Center is the world's most extensive full-text history reference database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research. The database features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

Lake Macquarie History Online

Discover our comprehensive local history website which features information on the social, cultural, industrial, and environmental history of the local area. Library staff have researched and written individual narratives covering the People, Places, Recreation, Aboriginal and Industrial histories of Lake Macquarie. Access is available from home or in any Lake Mac Libraries' branch, no passwords are required.

Sydney Morning Herald Archives

Browse and search through every edition of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald between 1955-1995. Enjoy free access to articles in full at any Lake Mac Libraries' branch. Ask staff for help with access.

Trove

Use Trove to discover Australian historical newspapers from 1803-1954, images, maps, sheet music, diaries, letters, and archives. Access is available from home or in any Lake Mac Libraries' branch, no passwords are required.