Articles by: Chris

Family history highlights of 2010

December 20, 2010

Family matters, Uncategorized:

2010 has been a fascinating and vibrant year for genealogy at the State Library of Victoria. Of course, this blog was created this year and it is a fun and… Read More ›

Rod Marsh: adoption stories and surprises

December 9, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

I am always fascinated by the twists and turns of family history. The unfolding story of Rod Marsh’s adopted father and his family in the latest episode of Who do… Read More ›

Who do you think you are? returns to SBS

Who do you think you are? returns to SBS

November 30, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

I found the story of Magda Szubanksi’s family in the first episode of the new Who do you think you are? series quite moving. It focused on the lives of… Read More ›

Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Roadshow

November 18, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Last Friday, I had a fascinating morning at Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Roadshow in Melbourne. I listened to an interesting talk from Elaine Collins of findmypast.co.uk about their… Read More ›

UK 1911 census soon to be available on Ancestry.com

November 12, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

Ancestry.com will publish the 1911 England and Wales census online, having has acquired the rights from National Archives (UK). The census returns will be added one county at a time,… Read More ›

A soldier in the family?

A soldier in the family?

November 8, 2010

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library can help you can find out about your ancestor who served in World War 1. Over 330,000 Australians served overseas in the Great War and their personnel… Read More ›

5 genealogy gems from our collection

November 1, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library’s collections are so vast and rich that there are always new items to discover that can help you with your family history research. Here are five gems… Read More ›

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

Did your ancestor sign the Bendigo Goldfields Petition?

October 26, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

One of the treasures in the State Library’s collections that fascinates family historians is the Bendigo Goldfields Petition. Hundreds of thousands of eager diggers arrived in Victoria in the early… Read More ›

Index to passengers leaving Victoria extended to 1901

October 16, 2010

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

The Public Record Office Victoria has just extended its online index to passengers leaving Victoria up to 1901. The Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, U.K. and Foreign Ports, 1852-1901… Read More ›

New research guide on tracing ancestors

October 12, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

A new research guide, Tracing a person in Australia can help you find your relatives.  The guide is the latest in a growing collection of family history guides published by the State… Read More ›