Collections

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 ›

Researching Rosa Robota

April 11, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

I recently became interested in the story of Rosa Robota, a Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz, who was executed for her role in the Sonderkommando revolt of October 7, 1944. Rosa… Read More ›

Great news for map lovers!

March 28, 2011

Collections, Family matters:

A significant number of digitised Victorian maps have recently been added to the State Library of Victoria catalogue .    In the past few weeks, over 500 digitised maps have been added… Read More ›

What’s new in the Genealogy collection

March 25, 2011

Family matters, New to the collection:

I think that Pitfalls and possibilities in family history research by Pauline Litton is essential reading for all genealogists: If your ancestors are proving elusive and the records are not… Read More ›

Who ran the Belgravia hotel, Footscray in 1950?

December 15, 2010

Collections, Family matters:

Who did run the Belgravia hotel in Nicholson Street Footscray in 1950? The answer is, George Stanley and Eva May Quinn. This reference inquiry was answered by searching the online,… 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 ›

New resources in Genealogy Centre

September 9, 2010

Collections, Family matters, New to the collection:

Guides to researching countries and occupations are among the new additions to our Genealogy collection in the last few months. Looking overseas, we have recently acquired guides to help you… Read More ›

Irish Ancestry Seminar August 8th 2010

August 23, 2010

Collections, Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

On Sunday 8th August, at the Celtic Club in Melbourne, the Irish Ancestry Group (Genealogical Society of Victoria) presented the 2010 Irish Ancestry Seminar. The seminar featured 3 speakers, Gregory… Read More ›

On the record: archives for family historians

August 2, 2010

Collections, Family history events, Family matters:

At every Family History Feast, a presentation is delivered about a different State Library collection. At this year’s event, Sandra Burt, Librarian in the Australian Manuscripts Collection presented On the… Read More ›