Articles by: Carmen Quick

Children take on family history

Children take on family history

March 20, 2014

Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of children in our Genealogy Centre. During school holidays in particular, the centre is buzzing with enthusiastic kids, helping their parents and grandparents research… Read More ›

Did your ancestor work for the Government?

Did your ancestor work for the Government?

February 10, 2014

Collections, Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Many of us have forebears who worked for the Victorian Government in some capacity. This may not always be obvious though, as records like electoral rolls, directories and birth, death… Read More ›

but what did they die of?

January 14, 2013

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Death certificates can be a gold mine for family historians. They’re fantastic sources of information and often include the stated cause of death. This can be quite handy for those… Read More ›

Forgotten Australians and former child migrants

November 15, 2012

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the National apology to Forgotten Australians and former child migrants. ‘Forgotten Australians’ is a term the Australian Senate has used to describe children who… Read More ›

A ship and its voyage

A ship and its voyage

January 15, 2012

Collections, Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

So you’ve trailed through immigration indexes and passenger lists and found your ancestor arriving into Australia. You may have discovered their age, their occupation, their nationality and possibly even details… Read More ›

Life on board a migrant ship

Life on board a migrant ship

August 25, 2011

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

I always love speaking with our Rare Books Librarian, as I often learn about remarkable items in our collection. Yesterday, I was introduced to the publication Instructions for the Surgeons… Read More ›

Businessman, forger, convict and author

Businessman, forger, convict and author

August 22, 2011

Family matters, Uncategorized:

In the middle of May, I decided to escape the cold weather of Melbourne for the extremely cold weather of Hobart. Being my first visit to Tasmania, I followed the… Read More ›

A wizard, a daring suffragette and a census return

July 29, 2011

Family matters, Websites:

As family historians we crave to know who our ancestors are. A name is only one part of this. We want to know their story, what their life was like,… Read More ›

Researching Rosa Robota

April 11, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

I recently became interested in the story of Rosa Robota, a Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz, who was executed for her role in the Sonderkommando revolt of October 7, 1944. Rosa… Read More ›