Monday 1 August during National Family History Week ( at the State Library of Victoria. I have been asked the date of the 2011 Feast a number of times recently so here it is. A copy of the program for this year and booking details will appear on the Library’s website ( closer to the event.

For those of you who haven’t heard of the annual Family History Feast, it is a free event organised collaboratively by Public Record Office Victoria, National Archives of Australia (Victorian Office), the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages and hosted by the State Library of Victoria. It aims to showcase how the major Victorian government agencies for family history can assist researchers.  At the end of the day, the annual Don Grant Lecture coordinated by the Victorian Association of Family History Organisations is given.


Professor Geoffrey Blainey giving the Don Grant Lecture 2010

Photograph courtesy of Anna Koh, National Archives of Australia.

For those of you wanting to experience a taste of the Feast 2010 style, you can listen to the podcast available on the Library’s website (

I look forward to seeing you at our eighth Feast on 1 August!

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