Research guides

Discovering Diener’s Ice Works: part two

Discovering Diener’s Ice Works: part two

June 21, 2020

Buildings & streets, People & professions, Research guides, Research tips & tricks, Social life & customs, Such was life, War:

The second and final part of a blog about flâneurs and research in the time of covid-19 As you can read in part one, this blog was inspired by daily… Read More ›

Discovering Diener’s Ice Works: part one

Discovering Diener’s Ice Works: part one

June 8, 2020

Buildings & streets, People & professions, Research guides, Research tips & tricks, Social life & customs, Such was life, War:

This is the first of a two-part blog about flâneurs and research in the time of covid-19 A daily walk has become an essential part of many people’s routines in… Read More ›

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.

Researching your military ancestors

Researching your military ancestors

April 22, 2014

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

In the lead-up to the centenary of the start of the First World War, there has been a proliferation of commemoration plans and projects including online record releases, digitising projects,… Read More ›

Did your ancestor work for the Government?

Did your ancestor work for the Government?

February 10, 2014

Collections, Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Many of us have forebears who worked for the Victorian Government in some capacity. This may not always be obvious though, as records like electoral rolls, directories and birth, death… Read More ›

Using the State Library of Victoria From Afar!

Using the State Library of Victoria From Afar!

September 13, 2013

Collections, Family matters, Research guides:

I am very pleased to welcome Shauna Hicks as our guest blogger. Shauna has been tracing her own family history since 1977 and worked in government for over 35 years primarily… Read More ›

Forgotten Australians and former child migrants

November 15, 2012

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the National apology to Forgotten Australians and former child migrants. ‘Forgotten Australians’ is a term the Australian Senate has used to describe children who… Read More ›

Inventive ancestors

Inventive ancestors

April 18, 2012

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Do you have an inventor in your family tree? If so, they may have registered a Victorian or Australian patent for their ‘bright idea’. There are two major online sources,… Read More ›

A ship and its voyage

A ship and its voyage

January 15, 2012

Collections, Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

So you’ve trailed through immigration indexes and passenger lists and found your ancestor arriving into Australia. You may have discovered their age, their occupation, their nationality and possibly even details… Read More ›

When Briseis won the Cup…

When Briseis won the Cup…

October 31, 2011

Family matters, Research guides:

and who was his jockey known as Peter St Albans? Briseis, Melbourne, Hugh George for Wilson and Mackinnon, 25 November 1876, wood engraving     A/S25/11/76/136 Briseis is regarded as one of… Read More ›