Articles by: Grant

Good morning boys and girls: a guide to finding teacher records at PROV

Good morning boys and girls: a guide to finding teacher records at PROV

September 22, 2016

Events, Family History Feast 2016, Family matters:

Good morning boys and girls! This phrase is so familiar and reminiscent of our school years and it is an excellent beginning title for a talk about Victorian teacher records.… Read More ›

I’d rather be at home having a cuddle with Gwen!

I’d rather be at home having a cuddle with Gwen!

September 22, 2015

Family matters:

FAMILY HISTORY FEAST BLOG “I’d rather be at home having a cuddle with Gwen!” These are words that Trooper Clarence ‘Clarrie’ Atkinson wrote in his diary while on active military… Read More ›

Victorian places website

Victorian places website

May 19, 2015

Family matters:

Have you just discovered ancestors residing in a Victorian town or suburb and want to know more about the environment in which they lived? If so, you may be interested… Read More ›

Aboriginal Australians and family history

Aboriginal Australians and family history

June 29, 2012

Family history events, Family matters:

The Library’s Genealogy Team is pleased to announce the publication of the Aboriginal people and family history online Research Guide to coincide with NAIDOC Week (1-8 July 2012).

Bibliography saves the day!

February 29, 2012

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Reference and research librarians, especially those fortunate enough to work at institutions such the State Library of Victoria, have a large arsenal of reference sources to draw on in the… Read More ›

“History repeats itself”. Tina Arena

December 17, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Arriving at my office at the State Library on Monday morning I found the latest edition of the journal, Comunes of Italy on my desk. A coincidence I thought, having… Read More ›

Who ran the Belgravia hotel, Footscray in 1950?

December 15, 2010

Collections, Family matters:

Who did run the Belgravia hotel in Nicholson Street Footscray in 1950? The answer is, George Stanley and Eva May Quinn. This reference inquiry was answered by searching the online,… Read More ›