Articles by: Carmen Quick

Findmypast Australasia now available

Findmypast Australasia now available

January 4, 2013

Collections, Family matters, New to the collection:

We are pleased to announce that Findmypast Australasia is now available at the State Library! Search over 50 million historical records, including directories, gazettes, electoral rolls, cemetery records and other… 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 ›

Australian passenger lists to go online

Australian passenger lists to go online

September 7, 2012

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

In a move likely to cause much excitement in genealogy circles, the National Archives of Australia have recently announced a new partnership with Ancestry.com.au, which will see incoming Australian passenger… Read More ›

Stolen butter, a neglectful father and a shoe thief

Stolen butter, a neglectful father and a shoe thief

August 31, 2012

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

One of my favourite resources in the Genealogy Centre is the historical set of Victoria Police gazettes.  The police gazettes began in December 1853 and were originally for police eyes… Read More ›

Family photographic albums: the stories we choose to tell

Family photographic albums: the stories we choose to tell

August 10, 2012

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

At this year’s Family History Feast, Susan Long from the library’s Pictures collection, represented the library with her presentation Family photographic albums: the stories we choose to tell. I thoroughly… Read More ›

Pictorial records at National Archives

August 6, 2012

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

In the first afternoon session of Family History Feast, Mark Brennan from the National Archives of Australia (NAA) presented on Pictorial records at National Archives. Mark introduced us to the… Read More ›

Old records, new access at PROV

August 1, 2012

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

In the second presentation of Family History Feast,  Daniel Wilksch, from the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) presented on Old records, new access at the Public Record Office Victoria.

Are you making the most of Google?

July 30, 2012

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

Shauna Hicks delivered a great start to this year’s Family History Feast with her talk Google genealogy: are you making the most of Google? Most of us use Google but… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2012 is here

July 30, 2012

Family history events, Family matters:

Today is Family History Feast day and we’ve got a great program lined up. This year’s event includes presentations by the State Library, Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) and the… Read More ›

Inventive ancestors

Inventive ancestors

April 18, 2012

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Do you have an inventor in your family tree? If so, they may have registered a Victorian or Australian patent for their ‘bright idea’. There are two major online sources,… Read More ›