Post Tagged with: "research"

The owl and the heiress: The life of one book over six centuries

The owl and the heiress: The life of one book over six centuries

March 29, 2017

Arts & literature, Our stories:

What do Athena’s little owl, an unashamedly unmarried Chicago heiress, and the Heide School of modernist Australian artists have in common? A book in our collection, as it turns out… Recently I… Read More ›

Law making and breaking in colonial Victoria

Law making and breaking in colonial Victoria

March 9, 2016

People & professions, Social life & customs, Such was life, Tips and tricks:

Criminals, crime and justice in colonial Victoria!

What every genealogist should know: making the most of indexes

February 21, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Family historians love an index, especially if it is online. While there is no doubt that indexes are essential tools for doing genealogy, I would like to share with you… Read More ›

Locating hard to find immigrants

February 3, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

It can be frustrating when you cant find a records of your ancestors arrival in Victoria after completing the research steps outlined in my previous post. There are a range… Read More ›

Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Roadshow

November 18, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Last Friday, I had a fascinating morning at Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Roadshow in Melbourne. I listened to an interesting talk from Elaine Collins of findmypast.co.uk about their… Read More ›

New research guide on tracing ancestors

October 12, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

A new research guide, Tracing a person in Australia can help you find your relatives.  The guide is the latest in a growing collection of family history guides published by the State… Read More ›

Find your ancestors who migrated to Victoria

September 17, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

Our new online guide to Victorian migration records is now available. Many family historians ask the question “When did my ancestors arrive in Victoria?” This new guide is designed to… 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 ›

Adoption and Forgotten Australians family history guide

Adoption and Forgotten Australians family history guide

July 9, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

At the State Library, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of individuals researching the family history of adopted persons and children brought up in orphanages, homes, institutions… 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 ›