Articles by: Ann

‘How to start your family history research’, updated research guide now available

‘How to start your family history research’, updated research guide now available

January 22, 2013

Family matters, Uncategorized:

The How to start your family history research guide has recently been expanded and updated to include detailed information on how to find Victorian genealogy resources. It is ideal for anyone new to family history research or… Read More ›

Recent additions to the Genealogy collection

Recent additions to the Genealogy collection

December 5, 2012

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Guides to researching British Indian ancestors, the Huguenots in Australia and sporting records are among the new additions to our Genealogy collection in the last few months.

Salt beef, tinned carrots and haggis – the 19th century ships diet

Salt beef, tinned carrots and haggis – the 19th century ships diet

September 28, 2012

Collections, Family matters:

The current library exhibition Gusto! a culinary history of Victoria, explores the role food has played in Victoria’s history.  One food topic that’s of great interest to many family historians is… Read More ›

What’s Brewing?

What’s Brewing?

August 22, 2012

Collections, Family matters, Uncategorized:

If you had an ancestor who worked at the Carlton and United Breweries or if you are simply interested in the history of the Australian brewing industry,  the CUB staff… Read More ›

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

May 29, 2012

Family matters, Uncategorized:

This year Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her  Diamond Jubilee, marking  the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne. Although she ascended the throne on February 6th, 1952, her coronation… Read More ›

Occupations

Occupations

May 4, 2012

Family matters, Uncategorized:

You may have had the good fortune to discover what your ancestors did for a living, by searching through electoral rolls, census records etc. If you’d like to find out… Read More ›

Shake Your Family Tree day

Shake Your Family Tree day

April 3, 2012

Family history events, Family matters:

On Saturday 31st March 2012,  Grant Hamston and I represented the State Library of Victoria at the 5th annual Shake Your Family Tree day, a family history event presented by… Read More ›

My ancestor did what for a living??

My ancestor did what for a living??

February 3, 2012

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Family historians often locate records that list ancestors with unusual and intriguing occupations. Many of these occupations may have originated as far back as the Middle Ages and by the… Read More ›