Listed below are websites where you may be able to find more information to help with your research.
Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial has comprehensive records relating to Australians who served in the military. The archive is searchable by name, service number, unit name and conflict.
Darebin Libraries holds an extensive collection of family history resources that are available to members of the library, including Find My Past, Ancestry, and the British Newspaper Archives.
Friends of Coburg Cemetery
A small band of people with a common interest in local history and the preservation, conservation and appreciation of Coburg Cemetery (which is located in the City of Darebin). Visit their website for information including maps and plans, stories from cemetery's history, and biographies of notable people buried in the cemetery.
Genealogical Society of Victoria
The Genealogical Society of Victoria has a comprehensive collection of family history indexes, books, CDs and other material relating to family history. Membership is required to access their collections.
An interactive areal map of Melbourne from 1945. Excellent for before and after comparisons.
Museum Victoria Biggest Family Album
Museum Victoria Biggest Family Album features photographs from Victoria's and Australia's past, dating from the 1870s to the 1950s. The database includes over 9,000 photographs and is searchable using a wide range of criteria including topic, concept, activity, place and date.
National Archives of Australia
The National Archives of Australia collects and preserves government records, documenting the history of individuals, communities and the nation. Collections include immigration and military service records.
Oz Sports History
Local historian Brian Membrey’s Oz Sports History website features historical information regarding Darebin’s sporting past along with a collection of largely unknown facts regarding various Australian sports.
Public Record Office Victoria
PROV holds a huge range of records created by Victorian Government departments and authorities. These records date from the mid 1830s and include areas of justice, immigration, health, education and land. Some of these records are available online or you can contact PROV and arrange to view items personally.
Royal Historical Society of Victoria
The Royal Historical Society of Victoria maintains a comprehensive library and historical collections relating to Australian history, with a focus on the Victorian experience. Items available include rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and directories. Membership is required to access the library and collections.
State Library of Victoria Map Collection
The State Library of Victoria’s map collection focuses on Australian maps, especially those covering Victoria. The collection includes rare maps, geographical and cartographic reference books, atlases and many other resources that can provide all sorts of leads for those investigating their family history.
State Library of Victoria Pictures Collection
The State Library of Victoria’s picture collection documents Victoria’s history visually through art works, objects and photographs. It contains images of Victorian people, the built environment, public and private gardens and historical events. Access to the collection is via the library's online catalogue.
Trove is a National Library of Australia run repository focusing on Australia and Australians. Search for people, books, manuscripts, maps, pictures and digitised newspapers (including The Argus).
Victorian Heritage Database
The Victorian Heritage Database contains information about Victorian heritage places and precincts, including statements of significance, physical descriptions, historical information, builders, architectural styles, photographs and heritage overlay numbers.
Website created by Monash and Queensland Universities that explores the history of towns and suburbs across Victoria.
Wikinorthia is a website designed to document life in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. It allows people to tell their own stories from today as well as recollections from the past.
Wikinorthia is a joint project between the Darebin, Moreland City and Yarra Plenty library services.