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 ›

Victorian will and probate index updated

November 27, 2013

Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

Good news from the Public Record Office Victoria – they’ve updated their online will and probate index! You can now search for will and probate records from 1841 – 2007.… Read More ›

National Adoption Awareness Week

November 12, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

This week is National Adoption Awareness Week, so what better opportunity to blog about adoption records for family historians.

That elusive Digger – 2013 Don Grant Lecture

That elusive Digger – 2013 Don Grant Lecture

September 5, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

The final presentation of Family History Feast was the 2013 Don Grant Lecture, delivered by Lt Col. Neil C Smith, AM. His excellent talk That elusive Digger : tracing your… Read More ›

Well armed! The military history collection at the Library

Well armed! The military history collection at the Library

September 2, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

The 2nd last presentation of Family History Feast was our very own Steven Kafkarisos, with his talk Well armed! The military history collection at the State Library of Victoria. Steven… Read More ›

Military research in the archives

Military research in the archives

August 27, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

No Family History Feast is complete without hearing how the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) and National Archives of Australia (NAA) can help us with our research. With the military… Read More ›

Identity and dignity at Fromelles

Identity and dignity at Fromelles

August 8, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

On Monday 5th August, the Library hosted its 10th annual Family History Feast. This year’s feast was truly a memorable experience. To celebrate our 10th year, we dedicated the day… Read More ›

Shake Your Family Tree Day April 16th

Shake Your Family Tree Day April 16th

April 4, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

On Tuesday 16th April, come join Grant Hamston and myself at the National Archives of Australia’s annual Shake Your Family Tree Day (SYFTD). Held at the Victorian Archives Centre in… 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 ›