Family matters

Bookings open Monday 27 June for Family History Feast 2016

Bookings open Monday 27 June for Family History Feast 2016

April 15, 2016

Family matters:

State Library Victoria hosts its 13th annual Family History Feast during National Family History Month in August this year. On Monday 8 August, the popular program turns to the subject… 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 ›

Passengers in History : a major new resource for arrivals to South Australia 1836 – 1961

Passengers in History : a major new resource for arrivals to South Australia 1836 – 1961

February 12, 2016

Family matters:

The South Australian Maritime Museum has recently launched an exciting new database Passengers in History which includes entries for 328,000 passengers and 20,000 voyages to South Australia between 1836 and… Read More ›

[Nurse in walking out outfit, Egypt] 
Accession no: H2011.36/48

No damned females! Exploring WW1 nursing records with Dr Kirsty Harris.

October 22, 2015

Family History Feast 2015, Family matters:

“No damned female M.O.s in the A.I.F. My responsibilities are quite big enough with 1200 nurses” responded General Neville Howse to the suggestion that female doctors should be allowed to serve with the AIF.

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

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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 ›

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.

August 2015   National Family History Month with guest blogger Shauna Hicks

August 2015 National Family History Month with guest blogger Shauna Hicks

August 12, 2015

Family history events, Family matters:

Special welcome to our August guest blogger Shauna Hicks, coordinator of National Family History Month in Australia.

Family History Feast 2015     BOOKED OUT

Family History Feast 2015 BOOKED OUT

June 22, 2015

Family matters:

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

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 ›

Museum to memorial…

Museum to memorial…

April 24, 2015

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

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!