Family matters

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 ›

Research guides help you find your family

June 24, 2010

Family matters, Research guides, Websites:

Our librarians are now publishing some exciting research guides to help you find the information you want. There are a number of excellent family history guides written by our Genealogy… Read More ›

Family History Feast bookings now open!

June 15, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Family History Feast : our annual day of free information sessions for family historians is to be held on Monday 2 August 2010 from 10am to 4pm at the State… Read More ›

1901 Irish census now online

June 9, 2010

Family matters, Websites:

The 1901 Irish census is now available to view on the National Archives of Ireland website. This census is the oldest surviving complete census for Ireland. All counties for 1901… Read More ›

New in the genealogy collection

June 4, 2010

Family matters, New to the collection:

Cemetery records, passenger lists and a guide to caring for family records are just some of the highlights in our first post about what’s new in the State Library’s Genealogy… Read More ›

Victorian State Family History Conference, Mulwala NSW May 2010

Victorian State Family History Conference, Mulwala NSW May 2010

May 31, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

Two and a half days of family history by the Lake albeit a cold and rainy Mulwala! An excellent range of speakers and very well organised by the Victorian Association… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2010

Family History Feast 2010

May 25, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

         Family History Feast is a day of free information sessions for family history researchers at the State Library.It includes the annual Victorian Association of Family History Organisations… Read More ›

Hello world!

Hello world!

May 22, 2010

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Welcome to the Family Matters blog at the State Library of Victoria, one of several new blogs that are available through the Library’s new website. We hope that our posts… Read More ›