Collections

New books in the Genealogy Centre

November 27, 2011

Family matters, New to the collection:

Another lot of new books has appeared in the Genealogy Centre. Charles Bartlett reviews the latest selection. The parishes, registers & registrars of Scotland compiled by Edinburgh, Scottish Association of… Read More ›

New books in the Genealogy Centre

November 7, 2011

Family matters, New to the collection:

Genealogy staff member Charles Bartlett reviews this week’s selection of new books. Family history research in South Australia by Graham Jaunay (2011) This is a comprehensive guide to identifying and… Read More ›

New to Ancestry Library Edition

October 13, 2011

Collections, Family matters, New to the collection, Websites:

Ancestry have added a number of interesting records to their database recently. The Australian Electoral Rolls database has been updated to include years ranging from 1903 – 1980 (previously only… Read More ›

Life on board a migrant ship

Life on board a migrant ship

August 25, 2011

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

I always love speaking with our Rare Books Librarian, as I often learn about remarkable items in our collection. Yesterday, I was introduced to the publication Instructions for the Surgeons… Read More ›

New books in the Genealogy Centre

New books in the Genealogy Centre

August 17, 2011

Family matters, New to the collection:

Want to know how to research an occupation? If records of your ancestor are likely to exist? Guides to occupational records are a fantastic resource for the family historian. For those… Read More ›

What was Sir Donald Bradman doing in 1953?

What was Sir Donald Bradman doing in 1953?

July 19, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

According to the Passenger lists leaving the UK 1890 to 1960 available on findmypast.co.uk he and his wife were travelling first class on board the Oronsay, bound for his home… Read More ›

findmypast.co.uk now available at SLV

findmypast.co.uk now available at SLV

June 14, 2011

Collections, Family matters, New to the collection:

We are pleased to announce that findmypast.co.uk is now available at the State Library. With approximately 750 million historical records, this database is a fantastic addition to our growing collection… Read More ›

British parliamentary papers & your family history

June 8, 2011

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

British parliamentary papers might seem an unlikely source of information about your family’s history, but they are well worth digging in to. Bearing in mind how far the British Empire… Read More ›

Finding your ancestors…talk at AIGS Blackburn Sunday 29 May 2011

Finding your ancestors…talk at AIGS Blackburn Sunday 29 May 2011

May 26, 2011

Collections, Family history events, Family matters, Research guides:

Newspapers, manuscripts, pictures, maps and so much more…   Find out  about the diversity of State Library of Victoria  collections that can be used for family history research at a talk I… Read More ›

Lest we forget : the World War 1 experience

April 25, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

The published collections of the State Library of Victoria contain a variety of portrayals of the war experience from the horror of war to heroic accounts. Most modern histories of World… Read More ›