Father Brian Maher Collection Access

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Accessing the Collection

Although the Father Brian Maher Collection can be searched online, for privacy reasons, material from the collection can only be viewed at the FHACT library in Cook, ACT.

A quick lookup service is available - contact Research Services

Searching the collection online

  1. Finding Aids: Each file in the collection has a detailed finding aid listing the documents, locations and names of the families contained in the file. The consolidated list of 439 finding aids can be searched using the Control/Command F function. This file has the advantage of identifying multiple files that reference a person. As an example: information on John RYAN can be found in three different files, 032 – William RYAN, 162 – William SULLIVAN and 347 Anthony ROLFE. Finding Aids
  2. The FHACT Library Catalogue: Search using the name of the person. Library Catalogue
  3. Alphabetical list of files: Finding Aids Index

Searching the collection in the FHACT Library

  1. The Father Brian Maher Collection Database. The database uses Family Tree Maker software to index the collection and access digital images of the collection material. It is available on PC3 in the FHACT Library.
    Family Tree Maker has a detailed search ability and produces a wide range of reports. Links to the images of the documents are provided within the database. This is an ongoing project, and new files are added to the database as they are indexed.
  2. Hard copy of the Finding Aids: A hard copy of the finding aids is available in the FHACT Library.

Viewing the Father Brian Maher Collection Documents

The collection can be viewed digitally in the FHACT Library using Family Tree Maker on PC3.

In order to preserve the fragile papers in the collection, access to the original documents is limited; wherever possible, the digital version of the documents should be used.

To arrange to view the original documents, contact our treasurer who manages the collection. Treasurer

This project was supported with funding made available by the ACT Government under the ACT Heritage Grants program