Articles by: Carmen Quick

“What a dodgy dude” Shane Bourne talks family history

December 24, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

An underage bride, desertion, divorce, larceny and fraud made for fascinating viewing as Shane Bourne explored the ins and outs of his grandparent’s lives in the latest episode of Who… Read More ›

Australian Women’s Weekly now online

December 2, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

The iconic Australian Women’s Weekly is now available to peruse at your pleasure. The National Library has digitized early editions of the Australian Women’s Weekly from 1933 – 1982, available… Read More ›

Behind the scenes at PROV

November 26, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend a behind the scenes tour of the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV). The tour was run by a Liz, a… Read More ›

Using wikis for family history

November 24, 2010

Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

A wiki is a collaborative website, which allows multiple authors to contribute content to its pages. Some wikis allow anyone to add, edit or delete information, while others restrict it… Read More ›

Irish Ancestry Seminar August 8th 2010

August 23, 2010

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

On Sunday 8th August, at the Celtic Club in Melbourne, the Irish Ancestry Group (Genealogical Society of Victoria) presented the 2010 Irish Ancestry Seminar. The seminar featured 3 speakers, Gregory… Read More ›

The 2010 Don Grant Lecture : Professor Geoffery Blainey

August 2, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

This afternoon, attendees at the Family History Feast, had the great pleasure of hearing Professor Geoffery Blainey deliver the 2010 Don Grant lecture on the topic of Victoria in the… Read More ›

On the record: archives for family historians

August 2, 2010

Collections, Family history events, Family matters:

At every Family History Feast, a presentation is delivered about a different State Library collection. At this year’s event, Sandra Burt, Librarian in the Australian Manuscripts Collection presented On the… Read More ›

Adoption and Forgotten Australians family history guide

Adoption and Forgotten Australians family history guide

July 9, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

At the State Library, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of individuals researching the family history of adopted persons and children brought up in orphanages, homes, institutions… Read More ›

1901 Irish census now online

June 9, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

The 1901 Irish census is now available to view on the National Archives of Ireland website. This census is the oldest surviving complete census for Ireland. All counties for 1901… Read More ›