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We have worked with the following organisations to digitise many of the records on our website.

Partnering with organisations such as the ones below allows for the digitisation and indexing of records that may not otherwise be digitised (or at least not for a very long time). We do not surrender any rights under these contracts, we grant partners a license to publish the copies they create on their websites. We also publish those records to our site over time.

PROV has partnered with Ancestry to digitise the microfilm record collections we have in our Reading Rooms and other key family history records including those related to divorce and mental health. These records are published by ancestry through their website, with many now also available on our website. We are publishing more over time. 


Family Search

Family Search teams worked with PROV between 2005 and 2018 to digitise records as part of a series of partnership projects. Family Search have digitised Victorian wills, probate and inquest records from the 1840s to 1925, rate records up to 1930, and records from various other series. We are publishing these records to our website. 


Find My Past

Find My Past joined forces with Family Search and PROV to digitise Coastal Passenger Lists and Petty Sessions registers from the PROV collection. These records are now published on the Find My Past website and we continue to release them to the PROV website as well. 


My Heritage

PROV partnered with My Heritage to associate the index of unassisted inwards passengers with the digitised passenger lists, allowing us to publish both as part of the launch of our updated website in 2021. 


Public Record Office Victoria digitisation projects

Public Record Office Victoria staff and volunteers are constantly working to make sure that more of our records are available online. Recently completed volunteer projects include copies of photo albums created by the Melbourne Harbour Trust.

Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples