Family matters

Family History Feast 2015 bookings open Monday 22 June !

Family History Feast 2015 bookings open Monday 22 June !

June 22, 2015

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Some of the boys, Mena   1915    H84.356/13 The annual Family History Feast hosted by the State Library of Victoria will be held on Monday 10 August 2015 during National Family… Read More ›

Victorian places website

Victorian places website

May 19, 2015

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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 ›

Museum to memorial…

Museum to memorial…

April 24, 2015

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I’m very pleased to welcome guest blogger and fellow librarian, David Flegg. David is currently researching soldiers who are listed on the Public Library and Museum’s World War 1 honour board. Welcome David!

Family History Feast 2015

Family History Feast 2015

April 10, 2015

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Events, Family History Feast 2015, Family matters:

Planning is well underway for this year’s twelfth annual Family History Feast to be held on Monday 10 August at the State Library of Victoria. Put this date in your… Read More ›

Have you looked at the online records available at PROV recently? with guest blogger Charlie Farrugia

Have you looked at the online records available at PROV recently? with guest blogger Charlie Farrugia

March 5, 2015

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Charlie Farrugia Senior Collections Advisor at Public Record Office Victoria is our guest blogger for March 2015. He updates us on the range of records now digitised, indexed and available… Read More ›

Using the Victorian Police Gazettes to research your ancestors

Using the Victorian Police Gazettes to research your ancestors

January 19, 2015

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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.

2015 – Some dates for your family history diary!

2015 – Some dates for your family history diary!

January 8, 2015

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Family history events, Family matters, Training:

2015 is going to be an exciting year for Australian family historians with a major Australasian congress and a number of State level events.

Researching your multicultural ancestors – new research guide

Researching your multicultural ancestors – new research guide

December 3, 2014

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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.

The Great Levante and his new magical extravaganza. Accession no: ALMA 94.2/115

Researching ancestors in the performing arts

December 1, 2014

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Whether your ancestor was an actor, circus performer, magician or opera singer, the State Library holds a number of resources that can help you research your performing ancestors in Australia.

How many games did you play again?

How many games did you play again?

September 23, 2014

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I’m very pleased to welcome our September guest blogger and fellow librarian, David Flegg. David is an ex AFL umpire and one of the Library’s resident sporting gurus. Welcome David!… Read More ›