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Local and family history

The Merri-bek Council area and the families who call it home are full of rich and fascinating history. By looking to the past, you can uncover hidden stories within the streets you walk every day, or unlock family stories that have been lost to time.

The Merri-bek local and family history resources include archives of local council materials, connections with local history groups, access to powerful genealogy resources and a labyrinth of national and international government records, all available at no cost to you.

It can be hard to know where to start. Whether you’re looking to understand more about your own family story or want to connect with the history of the area now known as Merri-bek, we’ve got a toolkit full of resources to help you navigate the archives and other resources available to you.

Use the following links to find the information you need to get started: