Articles by: Ann

Bringing the war home: repatriation records and the family historian – Don Grant Memorial Lecture

Bringing the war home: repatriation records and the family historian – Don Grant Memorial Lecture

August 18, 2015

Family matters:

The 2015 Don Grant Memorial Lecture was given by Professor Bruce Scates, Chair of History and Australian Studies and Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University.

Using the Victorian Police Gazettes to research your ancestors

Using the Victorian Police Gazettes to research your ancestors

January 19, 2015

Family matters:

The Victorian Police Gazette present a fascinating and unique view of social and family history in Victoria. Not only does it provide a detailed record on the history of policing in Victoria but it also include valuable information on individuals – the police, the criminals and the victims.

Researching your multicultural ancestors – new research guide

Researching your multicultural ancestors – new research guide

December 3, 2014

Family matters, Research guides:

To coincide with the theme of this year’s Family History Feast, we have released a new Family History research guide called Researching your multicultural ancestors.

Pre-1901 Irish census records available on Find my past Ireland

May 7, 2014

Family matters, Uncategorized, Websites:

Last week the The National Archives of Ireland and  Find my past anounced the release of over 600,000 Irish census records. These records cover the period 1821-1851 and have been made available through… Read More ›

Using maps for family history research

Using maps for family history research

February 20, 2014

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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 ›

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 ›

Occupational sources for Family Historians

Occupational sources for Family Historians

November 20, 2013

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Researching the occupations of your ancestors can be a great way to flesh out their lives, to demonstrate their social status and possibly to explain why they migrated around the country or… Read More ›

Under the Southern Cross – A goldfields experience. The Eighth Victorian Family History State Conference

Under the Southern Cross – A goldfields experience. The Eighth Victorian Family History State Conference

May 22, 2013

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From 3-5 May I had the good fortune of attending the conference Under the Southern Cross – A goldfields experience held in the beautiful grounds of the ACU Aquinas Campus,… Read More ›

UK National Archives Discovery Service – trial from home

UK National Archives Discovery Service – trial from home

April 30, 2013

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The  State Library of Victoria  is trialling the UK National Archives Discovery Service until May 22, 2013. The trial provides free access to the digitised documents available on the National… Read More ›

New books in the Genealogy Centre

New books in the Genealogy Centre

March 5, 2013

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Preserving family heirlooms, making the most of your iPad, advanced genealogical research techniques, getting to grips with online resources and finding Polish records – these are the topics of some… Read More ›