Archive for January, 2018

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Bookings open for online family history course

January 29, 2018

Family history events, Family matters, Training:

Interested in researching your Victorian family history? Why not try our online family history course Branching out.
Branching out introduces the basic principles of family history research, and looks at the key resources available for researching Victorian family history.

The old tin shed

The old tin shed

January 25, 2018

Buildings & streets, Such was life:

‘The Elizabeth Street blot’, ‘unsightly’, ‘deplorable’, ‘an ancient eyesore’. Few buildings in our city’s history excited as much controversy as ‘the old tin shed’.

Index to Victorian births, deaths and marriages updated

Index to Victorian births, deaths and marriages updated

January 25, 2018

Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

We have some great news for family historians.

The Index to Victorian births, deaths and marriages has been updated and you can now search for marriages up to 1950! That’s 8 years of additional marriages!

I know their name, so why can’t I find them?

I know their name, so why can’t I find them?

January 18, 2018

Family matters:

At some stage most people will come up against a barrier or dead end when undertaking family history research. But rather than giving up and moving on to a different… Read More ›

New editions: 144 great magazines in the heart of the Library

New editions: 144 great magazines in the heart of the Library

January 16, 2018

Our stories:

At State Library Victoria we have magazines in all shapes and sizes from over 1500 active subscriptions, perfect if you want the latest in culture, current affairs, commerce, computers, clothing, craft, cars, cricket, conservation, comets… and cockatoos?

Illustrated Children’s Books: Samuel and William Calvert

Illustrated Children’s Books: Samuel and William Calvert

January 16, 2018

Our stories:

The brothers Samuel and William Calvert established a series of children’s books in the 1870s called Calvert’s Australian Picture Books, bringing wood block printing techniques developed by the English master printer Edmund Evans to Australia.