Collections

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

October 26, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

One of the treasures in the State Library’s collections that fascinates family historians is the Bendigo Goldfields Petition. Hundreds of thousands of eager diggers arrived in Victoria in the early… Read More ›

New resources in Genealogy Centre

September 9, 2010

Collections, Family matters, New to the collection:

Guides to researching countries and occupations are among the new additions to our Genealogy collection in the last few months. Looking overseas, we have recently acquired guides to help you… Read More ›

Irish Ancestry Seminar August 8th 2010

August 23, 2010

Collections, Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

On Sunday 8th August, at the Celtic Club in Melbourne, the Irish Ancestry Group (Genealogical Society of Victoria) presented the 2010 Irish Ancestry Seminar. The seminar featured 3 speakers, Gregory… Read More ›

On the record: Archives for family historians

August 2, 2010

Collections, Family history events, Family matters:

At every Family History Feast, a presentation is delivered about a different State Library collection. At this year’s event, Sandra Burt, Librarian in the Australian Manuscripts Collection presented On the… Read More ›

Victorian Government Gazette: a researcher’s treasure

July 2, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Websites:

The Victorian Government Gazette is freely available online from 1836 to 1997. The State Library of Victoria worked with other Victorian Government agencies to digitise this historic reference source as… Read More ›

New in the genealogy collection

June 4, 2010

Family matters, New to the collection:

Cemetery records, passenger lists and a guide to caring for family records are just some of the highlights in our first post about what’s new in the State Library’s Genealogy… Read More ›