Family matters

Family History Feast 2015

Family History Feast 2015

April 10, 2015

Events, Family History Feast 2015, Family matters:

Planning is well underway for this year’s twelfth annual Family History Feast to be held on Monday 10 August at the State Library of Victoria. Put this date in your… Read More ›

Have you looked at the online records available at PROV recently? with guest blogger Charlie Farrugia

Have you looked at the online records available at PROV recently? with guest blogger Charlie Farrugia

March 5, 2015

Family matters:

Charlie Farrugia Senior Collections Advisor at Public Record Office Victoria is our guest blogger for March 2015. He updates us on the range of records now digitised, indexed and available… Read More ›

Using the Victorian Police Gazettes to research your ancestors

Using the Victorian Police Gazettes to research your ancestors

January 19, 2015

Family matters:

The Victorian Police Gazette present a fascinating and unique view of social and family history in Victoria. Not only does it provide a detailed record on the history of policing in Victoria but it also include valuable information on individuals – the police, the criminals and the victims.

2015 – Some dates for your family history diary!

2015 – Some dates for your family history diary!

January 8, 2015

Family history events, Family matters, Training:

2015 is going to be an exciting year for Australian family historians with a major Australasian congress and a number of State level events.

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 ›