Family matters

Find your ancestors in archives

August 2, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

The range of records available for family history research in state and national archives is extraordinary!  Talks from different government archives during this years Family History Feast provided a terrific… Read More ›

Embrace the mystery in your family history

August 2, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Family history is fundamentally about the stories of your ancestors. In his talk as part of the annual Family History Feast, Philip Theil, Coordinator of the Discovery Centre at Museum… Read More ›

National Family History Week 30 July – 8 August 2010

July 28, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Join in the “fun and excitement of National Family History Week” held Australia -wide in the first week of August annually. There are more than 30 events listed for Victoria… Read More ›

New on Ancestry Library Edition

July 26, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

Ancestry have added a number of interesting new databases to their website recently. Of most interest to Australian researchers are the following new birth, death and marriage indexes: Australia Birth… Read More ›

Library Digital Storytelling Workshop -Special offer!

July 23, 2010

Family matters, Training:

  From family trees to stories of how a family has grown and changed, it’s important not to lose that information. Come to our digital storytelling workshop where you can… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2 August 2010 Booked Out!

July 22, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

The annual Family History Feast to be held at the State Library on Monday 2 August 2010 from 10am to 4pm is now totally booked out! A podcast of the… Read More ›

Publish your family history

July 16, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

After years of research, you’re now ready to publish! Congratulations but where to begin and what form should it take? For practical advice and tips on what to include check… Read More ›

Adoption and Forgotten Australians family history guide

Adoption and Forgotten Australians family history guide

July 9, 2010

Family matters, Research guides:

At the State Library, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of individuals researching the family history of adopted persons and children brought up in orphanages, homes, institutions… Read More ›

Conserving Ned Kelly’s armour

Conserving Ned Kelly’s armour

July 8, 2010

Announcements, Collection, Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

On Friday 6 August the Kelly gang will have a reunion of sorts as all four sets of armour go on display in Beechworth as part of the annual Ned Kelly Weekend. Our conservation and registration team has been working to ensure Ned’s armour reaches Beechworth safe-and-sound, though not necessarily in one piece.

Victorian Government Gazette: a researcher’s treasure

July 2, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Websites:

The Victorian Government Gazette is freely available online from 1836 to 1997. The State Library of Victoria worked with other Victorian Government agencies to digitise this historic reference source as… Read More ›