Research tips & tricks

Life on board a migrant ship

Life on board a migrant ship

August 25, 2011

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

I always love speaking with our Rare Books Librarian, as I often learn about remarkable items in our collection. Yesterday, I was introduced to the publication Instructions for the Surgeons… Read More ›

Knowing who you are : Koorie records in Victoria

August 2, 2011

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

An interesting presentation at yesterday’s Family History Feast was Knowing who you are: Koorie records in Victoria, presented by Sebastian Gurciullo, Acting Coordinator, Koorie Records Unit, PROV, and Edward Story,… Read More ›

Hazel Edwards on non boring family histories

August 1, 2011

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

This morning’s Family History Feast sessions kicked off to a great start.  Hazel Edwards was first cab off the rank with her presentation  “Writing a non-boring family history”.  Having read… Read More ›

British parliamentary papers & your family history

June 8, 2011

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

British parliamentary papers might seem an unlikely source of information about your family’s history, but they are well worth digging in to. Bearing in mind how far the British Empire… Read More ›

Scottish Genealogy Conference 2011

April 21, 2011

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

Last weekend I attended the Third Australasian Scottish Genealogy Conference, organised by the GSV’s Scottish Ancestry Group. Arriving at the conference on Saturday morning, I was greeted to the sound… Read More ›

National Trust historian blogs for Heritage Week

April 18, 2011

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

National Trust researchers have found the State Library of Victoria to be an invaluable repository over the years. During Heritage Week, I am happy to share my tips on how… Read More ›

What every genealogist should know: making the most of indexes

February 21, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Family historians love an index, especially if it is online. While there is no doubt that indexes are essential tools for doing genealogy, I would like to share with you… Read More ›

Locating hard to find immigrants

February 3, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

It can be frustrating when you cant find a records of your ancestors arrival in Victoria after completing the research steps outlined in my previous post. There are a range… Read More ›

Finding immigrants to Victoria

February 1, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Before you can begin searching for your ancestors’ arrival in Victoria, I recommend that you begin by doing some background research to decide when he or she may have arrived.… Read More ›

Tweeting genealogy

January 21, 2011

Family matters, Research tips & tricks, Websites:

I know what you’re thinking, Twitter and family history? Could the medium that has so utterly enthralled Gen Y, actually be useful for genealogists? The answer is YES. Twitter, has… Read More ›