Family matters

[Victoria Hotel, Colac] H96.200/1498

Attention all descendants of country publicans

November 28, 2018

Family matters, People & professions:

Great news for family historians with publican ancestors – the index to the Robert K Cole Victorian hotels collection (1841-1949) has been expanded, with a total of over 37,000 entries now searchable online!

Bookings open for online family history course

Bookings open for online family history course

September 20, 2018

Branching Out, Family matters:

Interested in researching your Victorian family history? Why not try our free online family history course Branching out.

Family, possibly the Newtons, out on a drive in the country.
H2002.106/159

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. Learn strategies for dealing with some of the common obstacles you may face when researching Victorian records.

Family History & Newspaper Room temporary closure

Family History & Newspaper Room temporary closure

July 30, 2018

Family matters:

Find out which resources will be available while the Family History and Newspaper Reading Room is closed from Friday 24 August to Thursday 20 September.

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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.