Family History Research

Genie Exchange has started for 2020

Genie Exchange is again running at both Woodvale and Joondalup libraries in 2020. Join our experienced volunteers and other genealogy enthusiasts at Woodvale on Tuesday mornings from 9.30 to 12.30 or at Joondalup Reference and Local History library on Fridays from 10.00-12.00

Family and genealogy research

The experienced staff and family history volunteers are available to help you research your family history. Have a look at the Family and Local History Events page for dates of quarterly workshops and regular Genie Exchange events.

A variety of resources are available from the Libraries to aid your genealogy search:

  • Ancestry.com (accessible for free in the library)
  • Find my past (accessible for free in the library)
  • books
  • magazines
  • shipping records
  • oral histories
  • research templates
  • family tree templates
  • a large selection of records on microfiche and online

Selected items are available for loan. Check the library catalogue for details or ask a staff member.

City of Joondalup genealogy publications

  • Family and Local History Newsletter is a quarterly publication produced by Local History. The newsletter containing tips, hints and feature articles.
  • Picture our Past is a pictorial history of the Joondalup region, contact your local library to view or purchase a copy