Research tips & tricks

Finding immigrants to Victoria

February 1, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Before you can begin searching for your ancestors’ arrival in Victoria, I recommend that you begin by doing some background research to decide when he or she may have arrived.… Read More ›

Tweeting genealogy

January 21, 2011

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I know what you’re thinking, Twitter and family history? Could the medium that has so utterly enthralled Gen Y, actually be useful for genealogists? The answer is YES. Twitter, has… Read More ›

Finding early Australian census records

Finding early Australian census records

January 6, 2011

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Finding early Australian census records, using the Library’s new online research guide.

Using wikis for family history

November 24, 2010

Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

A wiki is a collaborative website, which allows multiple authors to contribute content to its pages. Some wikis allow anyone to add, edit or delete information, while others restrict it… Read More ›

A soldier in the family?

A soldier in the family?

November 8, 2010

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library can help you can find out about your ancestor who served in World War 1. Over 330,000 Australians served overseas in the Great War and their personnel… 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 ›

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 ›

Index to passengers leaving Victoria extended to 1901

October 16, 2010

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

The Public Record Office Victoria has just extended its online index to passengers leaving Victoria up to 1901. The Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, U.K. and Foreign Ports, 1852-1901… 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 ›