Family matters

Researching your multicultural ancestors – new research guide

Researching your multicultural ancestors – new research guide

December 3, 2014

Family matters, Research guides:

To coincide with the theme of this year’s Family History Feast, we have released a new Family History research guide called Researching your multicultural ancestors.

The Great Levante and his new magical extravaganza. Accession no: ALMA 94.2/115

Researching ancestors in the performing arts

December 1, 2014

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Whether your ancestor was an actor, circus performer, magician or opera singer, the State Library holds a number of resources that can help you research your performing ancestors in Australia.

How many games did you play again?

How many games did you play again?

September 23, 2014

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Achieving success at the elite level of sport has been an important part of Australian life for much of its modern history. In Victoria one of the highest achievements is to have played senior football in the Victorian Football League (VFL) or its direct descendent the Australian Football League (AFL).

Records of non-British migrants in the Archives

Records of non-British migrants in the Archives

September 4, 2014

Family History Feast 2014, Family matters:

Picking up where I left off last week, the next two Family History Feast speakers were Liz Denny from the Public Record Office Victoria and Andrew Griffin from the National… Read More ›

Lost in translation: anecdotes of family history research in Africa, Turkey and Sicily

Lost in translation: anecdotes of family history research in Africa, Turkey and Sicily

August 26, 2014

Family History Feast 2014, Family matters:

The second presenter of Family History Feast was Diana Hookham, with her talk ‘Lost in translation: anecdotes of family history research in Africa, Turkey and Sicily’. Diana’s husband comes from… Read More ›

More than suitcases: collecting migrant stories at Museum Victoria

More than suitcases: collecting migrant stories at Museum Victoria

August 25, 2014

Family History Feast 2014, Family matters:

Kicking the ball off rolling in this year’s Family History Feast was Dr Moya McFadzean’s (Museum Victoria) presentation ‘More than suitcases: collecting migrant stories at Museum Victoria’ and what a… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2014 is here

Family History Feast 2014 is here

August 25, 2014

Family History Feast 2014, Family matters:

Good morning all! Today is Family History Feast day and we have a great program lined up for you. This year’s event includes presentations by the State Library, Public Record… Read More ›

National Family History Month 2014

August 1, 2014

Family history events, Family matters:

Family matters is pleased to welcome our special guest blogger for August, Shauna Hicks, national coordinator of National Family History Month. August is National Family History Month in Australia which… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2014 bookings open Monday 14 July!!

Family History Feast 2014 bookings open Monday 14 July!!

July 7, 2014

Family History Feast 2014, Family matters:

Bookings for the annual Family History Feast event hosted by the State Library of Victoria open on Monday 14 July 2014. The eleventh Family History Feast  will be held at the Library… Read More ›

Savill Index of The Advertiser Funeral Notices 1971 – 1990 and 1997 – 2013

June 2, 2014

Family matters:

The State Library of South Australia has recently published on their website the Savill Index of The Advertiser Funeral Notices covering 1971 -1990 and then from 1997 to 2013. From… Read More ›