Family History

Shake The Tree

Shake the Tree

A free private tutorial to demonstrate how to get started with your family history research. You will learn about the resources that are available and how to use them.

Ancestry is a paid service, however it is offered free of charge when accessed within a Western Australian library.  It contains a vast amount of information which is invaluable for family history researchers. 

Metropolitan Cemetery Records

Metropolitan Cemetery Records

A record of all deaths within the Metropolitan area.  The database is searchable via surname.


Other resources

There are a number of other useful sites and databases.  Also check out our RESEARCH page for details. 

My Story Workbook

All too often those precious conversations you have had over the years with elderly family members fade as time goes by and it is difficult to recall what was said. We never seem to find the time to stop and document what they are telling us. 

Well here at The Grove we've made it easy by creating a workbook called My Story which asks all the questions you need in order to map your family member's thoughts and experiences that they have had throughout their life. With a guided series of questions from early childhood through to retirement it is now so easy to record the information and add photos to this comprehensive memory book. They are available to download and print free of charge or you can pop into the library and purchase a bound hard copy for just $5. So no more excuses, give one to your family today!

Download workbook