Family matters

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 ›

Good morning boys and girls: a guide to finding teacher records at PROV

Good morning boys and girls: a guide to finding teacher records at PROV

September 22, 2016

Events, Family History Feast 2016, Family matters:

Good morning boys and girls! This phrase is so familiar and reminiscent of our school years and it is an excellent beginning title for a talk about Victorian teacher records.… Read More ›

Reconstructing Melbourne’s early Chinese restaurants and other businesses

Reconstructing Melbourne’s early Chinese restaurants and other businesses

August 31, 2016

Family History Feast 2016, Family matters:

On Monday 8th August, the Library hosted its 13th annual Family History Feast, this year’s theme focused on researching occupational records. Over the coming weeks we will blog about or… Read More ›

Bookings open Monday 27 June for Family History Feast 2016

Bookings open Monday 27 June for Family History Feast 2016

April 15, 2016

Family matters:

State Library Victoria hosts its 13th annual Family History Feast during National Family History Month in August this year. On Monday 8 August, the popular program turns to the subject… Read More ›

The 1939 register – now available through FindMyPast UK

The 1939 register – now available through FindMyPast UK

February 23, 2016

Family matters:

Great news for anyone interested in British genealogy. The 1939 Register has been released online by Findmypast, in partnership with The National Archives UK, and can now be freely accessed… Read More ›

Passengers in History : a major new resource for arrivals to South Australia 1836 – 1961

Passengers in History : a major new resource for arrivals to South Australia 1836 – 1961

February 12, 2016

Family matters:

The South Australian Maritime Museum has recently launched an exciting new database Passengers in History which includes entries for 328,000 passengers and 20,000 voyages to South Australia between 1836 and… Read More ›

[Nurse in walking out outfit, Egypt] 
Accession no: H2011.36/48

No damned females! Exploring WW1 nursing records with Dr Kirsty Harris.

October 22, 2015

Family History Feast 2015, Family matters:

“No damned female M.O.s in the A.I.F. My responsibilities are quite big enough with 1200 nurses” responded General Neville Howse to the suggestion that female doctors should be allowed to serve with the AIF.