Rod Marsh in 1974.  Image from SLWA    

Did you watch last night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?on SBS, featuring former test cricketer Rod Marsh? Maybe it inspired you to start investigating you own family history? If you are interested in family history, a good place to start is This online database contains thousands of genealogical records, including the recently added:

  • Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
  • Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1949
  • Australia Death Index, 1787-1985

You can get complete access to for free at all Cockburn Libraries [access only from within the libraries].

Before you begin investigating your family tree, you should have a listen to this talk by professional genealogy researcher, Mike Murray. Mike recently gave a presentation at Coolbellup Library, on how to get started in tracing your family history. You can download or stream the entire talk from here.

Essential links: