Family matters

[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

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 ›

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!

Family History Feast 2015

Family History Feast 2015

April 10, 2015

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

Family matters:

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

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.