Collections

What was Sir Donald Bradman doing in 1953?

What was Sir Donald Bradman doing in 1953?

July 19, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

According to the Passenger lists leaving the UK 1890 to 1960 available on findmypast.co.uk he and his wife were travelling first class on board the Oronsay, bound for his home… Read More ›

findmypast.co.uk now available at SLV

findmypast.co.uk now available at SLV

June 14, 2011

Collections, Family matters, New to the collection:

We are pleased to announce that findmypast.co.uk is now available at the State Library. With approximately 750 million historical records, this database is a fantastic addition to our growing collection… Read More ›

British parliamentary papers & your family history

British parliamentary papers & your family history

June 8, 2011

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

British parliamentary papers might seem an unlikely source of information about your family’s history, but they are well worth digging in to. Bearing in mind how far the British Empire… Read More ›

Finding your ancestors…talk at AIGS Blackburn Sunday 29 May 2011

Finding your ancestors…talk at AIGS Blackburn Sunday 29 May 2011

May 26, 2011

Collections, Family history events, Family matters, Research guides:

Newspapers, manuscripts, pictures, maps and so much more…   Find out  about the diversity of State Library of Victoria  collections that can be used for family history research at a talk I… Read More ›

Lest we forget : the World War 1 experience

April 25, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

The published collections of the State Library of Victoria contain a variety of portrayals of the war experience from the horror of war to heroic accounts. Most modern histories of World… Read More ›

Researching Rosa Robota

Researching Rosa Robota

April 11, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

I recently became interested in the story of Rosa Robota, a Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz, who was executed for her role in the Sonderkommando revolt of October 7, 1944. Rosa… Read More ›

Great news for map lovers!

March 28, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

A significant number of digitised Victorian maps have recently been added to the State Library of Victoria catalogue .    In the past few weeks, over 500 digitised maps have been added… Read More ›

What’s new in the Genealogy collection

March 25, 2011

Family matters, New to the collection:

I think that Pitfalls and possibilities in family history research by Pauline Litton is essential reading for all genealogists: If your ancestors are proving elusive and the records are not… 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 ›

5 genealogy gems from our collection

November 1, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library’s collections are so vast and rich that there are always new items to discover that can help you with your family history research. Here are five gems… Read More ›