Friday 25 February at the Victorian Archives Centre, North Melbourne, the annual Shake Your Family Tree event organised by National Archives of Australia. More than 200 genealogists, six stands including of course the State Library of Victoria’s and a day long program of talks on researching at the various agencies, such as Public Record Office Victoria and the Library. Hopefully Grant and I from the Genealogy Team at the Library met many of you on the day.  We answered a range of questions not only on the Genealogy Centre but on other Library collections, such as newspapers and manuscripts.


Grant and Anne at the Library stand

Grant and Anne at the Library stand

Photograph by Anna Koh, National Archives of Australia.

Ian Cox, one of the Libary conservators enjoyed participating in the hour long conservation clinic. A number of members of the public brought along their family treasures for advice from the experts.

A very successful (and enjoyable) day. Watch out for details of Shake Your Family Tree 2012!

This article has 5 comments

  1. Iam looking to find a death certificate,can anyone guide me with this,as im unable to come in to the libary,as i live in england,regards,

    • Dear Sharon

      I emailed you with information on obtaining a Victorian death certificate yesterday. I hope that this was of assistance.


  2. Hey guys, is there a Shake Your Family Tree day held in SA?
    Sarah xx

    • Hi Sarah
      There is usually a Shake Your Family Tree day held annually at each State office of the National Archives of Australia. I suggest you look on their website toward the end of 2011 when they are likely to be promoting the 2012 event.

  3. Helpful suggestions – I am thankful for the specifics . Does anyone know if my business would be able to get a sample a form form to fill in ?

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