Articles by: Ann

Family history as history

Family history as history

January 18, 2017

Family matters:

Welcome to our guest blogger – Walter Struve from the Information Services team. At what point do we see family histories as part of broader histories, both national and trans-national,… Read More ›

What’s new on Ancestry and Findmypast?

What’s new on Ancestry and Findmypast?

October 18, 2016

Family matters:

Family Historians will be delighted to hear that Ancestry Library Edition and Findmypast Australasia have recently added some important Victorian collections to their websites. Here are just a few of… Read More ›

Reconstructing Melbourne’s early Chinese restaurants and other businesses

Reconstructing Melbourne’s early Chinese restaurants and other businesses

August 31, 2016

Family History Feast 2016, Family matters:

On Monday 8th August, the Library hosted its 13th annual Family History Feast, this year’s theme focused on researching occupational records. Over the coming weeks we will blog about or… Read More ›

The 1939 register – now available through FindMyPast UK

The 1939 register – now available through FindMyPast UK

February 23, 2016

Family matters:

Great news for anyone interested in British genealogy. The 1939 Register has been released online by Findmypast, in partnership with The National Archives UK, and can now be freely accessed… Read More ›

Bringing the war home: repatriation records and the family historian – Don Grant Memorial Lecture

Bringing the war home: repatriation records and the family historian – Don Grant Memorial Lecture

August 18, 2015

Family matters:

The 2015 Don Grant Memorial Lecture was given by Professor Bruce Scates, Chair of History and Australian Studies and Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University.

Using the Victorian Police Gazettes to research your ancestors

Using the Victorian Police Gazettes to research your ancestors

January 19, 2015

Family matters:

The Victorian Police Gazette present a fascinating and unique view of social and family history in Victoria. Not only does it provide a detailed record on the history of policing in Victoria but it also include valuable information on individuals – the police, the criminals and the victims.

Researching your multicultural ancestors – new research guide

Researching your multicultural ancestors – new research guide

December 3, 2014

Family matters, Research guides:

To coincide with the theme of this year’s Family History Feast, we have released a new Family History research guide called Researching your multicultural ancestors.

Pre-1901 Irish census records available on Find my past Ireland

May 7, 2014

Family matters, Uncategorized, Websites:

Last week the The National Archives of Ireland and  Find my past anounced the release of over 600,000 Irish census records. These records cover the period 1821-1851 and have been made available through… Read More ›

Using maps for family history research

Using maps for family history research

February 20, 2014

Family matters:

Family Matters is pleased to welcome our February guest blogger, Blair Gatehouse, Digital Resources Graduate.   While maps may not be the first resource that spring to mind when investigating your… Read More ›

Digitised Australian military records

Digitised Australian military records

January 16, 2014

Family matters:

A number of ongoing digitisation projects and website developments by Australian and New Zealand archive agencies means that family historians will now have greater access to the military records of their ancestors. Here are… Read More ›