Research tips & tricks

The Wonthaggi Coal Mine

The Wonthaggi Coal Mine

November 26, 2020

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Opening in 1910, the mine was intended to deliver a reliable coal supply for the Victorian Railways. With a reputation as one of the most dangerous mines in the country, over 80 men lost their lives during its operation.

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 ›

Five things to keep in mind when researching your family history

Five things to keep in mind when researching your family history

July 16, 2019

Family history events, Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Tips and tricks:

While we’re waiting for National Family History Month to roll around, let’s get a head start by exploring some crucial things to think about when researching your family history. Diving… Read More ›

Index to Victorian births, deaths and marriages updated

Index to Victorian births, deaths and marriages updated

January 25, 2018

Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

We have some great news for family historians.

The Index to Victorian births, deaths and marriages has been updated and you can now search for marriages up to 1950! That’s 8 years of additional marriages!

Mr. W. MacDougall chief Air Observer & Miss J. Grahame spotting, 1942, H99.201/3015

It’s research, Jim, but not as we know it!

August 8, 2016

News, Research tips & tricks:

The digital revolution has profoundly affected research. It has enabled a massive growth in the volume of data collected and enabled new ways for non-researchers to be involved through collecting and analysing data. Maybe you’ve heard of the “data tsumani” – a big wave of big data – that is headed our way. In fact, it has well and truly arrived.

Museum to memorial…

Museum to memorial…

April 24, 2015

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I’m very pleased to welcome guest blogger and fellow librarian, David Flegg. David is currently researching soldiers who are listed on the Public Library and Museum’s World War 1 honour board. Welcome David!

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).

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 ›