Family matters

Why can’t I find my ancestor?

Why can’t I find my ancestor?

August 9, 2018

Family matters:

When searching for family history records it’s not unusual to encounter ‘brick walls’ or barriers. In an earlier blog post `I know their name so why can’t I find them’… Read More ›

Family History & Newspaper room – courtyard closure

Family History & Newspaper room – courtyard closure

July 30, 2018

Family matters:

As part of the Library’s Vision 2020 redevelopment work, the Family History & Newspaper  room will be closed from Friday 24 August to Thursday 20 September. During this time, collection… Read More ›

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Bookings open for online family history course

January 29, 2018

Family history events, Family matters, Training:

Interested in researching your Victorian family history? Why not try our online family history course Branching out.
Branching out introduces the basic principles of family history research, and looks at the key resources available for researching Victorian family history.

Index to Victorian births, deaths and marriages updated

Index to Victorian births, deaths and marriages updated

January 25, 2018

Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

We have some great news for family historians.

The Index to Victorian births, deaths and marriages has been updated and you can now search for marriages up to 1950! That’s 8 years of additional marriages!

I know their name, so why can’t I find them?

I know their name, so why can’t I find them?

January 18, 2018

Family matters:

At some stage most people will come up against a barrier or dead end when undertaking family history research. But rather than giving up and moving on to a different… Read More ›

Digital Panopticon: Tracing London convicts in Britain and Australia, 1780-1925

Digital Panopticon: Tracing London convicts in Britain and Australia, 1780-1925

November 16, 2017

Family matters:

Exiting news for those of us who have an interest in researching British convicts transported to Australia. The free website, Digital Panopticon, launched recently in the UK, allows searches of… Read More ›

Upcoming family history expos

Upcoming family history expos

October 4, 2017

Family matters:

Staff from the Family History team are delighted to be representing the State Library at two upcoming genealogy expos in Deniliquin and Colac.

Hoddinott family portrait, glass negative, c 1890–1910

New online family history course

September 19, 2017

Family history events, Family matters:

Interested in researching your Victorian family history? Why not try the Library’s new online family history course Branching out.

Family history as history

Family history as history

January 18, 2017

Family matters:

Welcome to our guest blogger – Walter Struve from the Information Services team. At what point do we see family histories as part of broader histories, both national and trans-national,… Read More ›

What’s new on Ancestry and Findmypast?

What’s new on Ancestry and Findmypast?

October 18, 2016

Family matters:

Family Historians will be delighted to hear that Ancestry Library Edition and Findmypast Australasia have recently added some important Victorian collections to their websites. Here are just a few of… Read More ›