Family matters

State Library builds Rome for a day

State Library builds Rome for a day

April 10, 2014

Events, Exhibitions, Family history events:

The State Library will be transformed into a piece of Italy this Sunday at the free Viva l’Italia! family day. The Italian festival is inspired by the Library’s latest exhibition:… Read More ›

Relocation of the Genealogy & Newspaper Room on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 April

March 27, 2014

Family matters:

Please note that the temporary Genealogy and Newspaper Room will close at 6pm on Sunday 13 April. The combined Family History (Genealogy) and Newspaper services will reopen at 10am on… Read More ›

Children take on family history

Children take on family history

March 20, 2014

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

Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of children in our Genealogy Centre. During school holidays in particular, the centre is buzzing with enthusiastic kids, helping their parents and grandparents research… Read More ›

Inky Awards longlist announced

Inky Awards longlist announced

March 20, 2014

Announcements, Education, Events, Family history events:

The 2014 Inky Awards longlist for peer-recommended, high quality young adult fiction has been announced by the Centre for Youth Literature (State Library of Victoria) at the Somerset Celebration of… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2014 : a date for your diary!

March 11, 2014

Family matters:

The 2014 Family History Feast is going to be held on Monday 25 August at the State Library of Victoria  from 10am to 4pm (exact times to be confirmed) during… Read More ›

Using maps for family history research

Using maps for family history research

February 20, 2014

Family matters:

Family Matters is pleased to welcome our February guest blogger, Blair Gatehouse, Digital Resources Graduate.   While maps may not be the first resource that spring to mind when investigating your… Read More ›

Did your ancestor work for the Government?

Did your ancestor work for the Government?

February 10, 2014

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

Many of us have forebears who worked for the Victorian Government in some capacity. This may not always be obvious though, as records like electoral rolls, directories and birth, death… Read More ›

Newspaper and Family History room changes January to April 2014

January 28, 2014

Collections, Family matters:

  The former State Library of Victoria Newspaper Reading Room is currently being refurbished and will reopen in April as the combined home of the Family History and Newspaper services.   Until… Read More ›

Digitised Australian military records

Digitised Australian military records

January 16, 2014

Family matters:

A number of ongoing digitisation projects and website developments by Australian and New Zealand archive agencies means that family historians will now have greater access to the military records of their ancestors. Here are… Read More ›

SA postal directories going online

January 9, 2014

Family matters, Uncategorized:

For those of you like me researching South Australian family history you will be pleased to know that the State Library of South Australia is gradually making most of  the… Read More ›