Jumping into the music stream

Jumping into the music stream

January 21, 2011

Arts, Music:

  Online access to well over 49,000 classical recordings, and counting! Over 716,000 individual tracks of music, and counting! Over 300 different record labels available, and counting! That’s what you… 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 ›

High standard of entries in Draw a Story competition

High standard of entries in Draw a Story competition

January 17, 2011

Exhibitions, News:

Judges have their work cut out for them as State Library mail bags fill with high quality entries for the Look! Draw a story competition.

New books in Arts, and some heritage swimwear!

New books in Arts, and some heritage swimwear!

January 15, 2011

Arts, New books:

 A new year, and a shelf of new books! Sole mates : cowboy boots and art  by Joseph Traugott The cowboy boot seen as an American icon, a subject for… Read More ›

New FamilySearch website

January 14, 2011

Family matters, Websites:

FamilySearch have launched their new website and it offers some new features designed to make it easier to find your ancestors. I like how you can simply search by name… Read More ›

Summer Sound Beam

Summer Sound Beam

January 13, 2011

Arts, Music, Popular music:

Sound Beam is a regular program highlighting recorded music from the Arts audio-visual collection. It is accessible through headphones at selected workstations in the Arts Reading Room. The current program… Read More ›

Going coastal

Going coastal

January 10, 2011

Arts:

The wind in the ash-tree sounds like surf on the shore at Truro. I will shut my eyes… Edna Saint Vincent Millay:  Memory of Cape Cod (The harp weaver, and other… Read More ›

Finding early Australian census records

Finding early Australian census records

January 6, 2011

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

Finding early Australian census records, using the Library’s new online research guide.

Merry Xmas and happy new year

Merry Xmas and happy new year

December 24, 2010

Arts:

Looking forward to resuming our blogging activities in January!    

“What a dodgy dude” Shane Bourne talks family history

December 24, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

An underage bride, desertion, divorce, larceny and fraud made for fascinating viewing as Shane Bourne explored the ins and outs of his grandparent’s lives in the latest episode of Who… Read More ›

Such was life

The collar king

The collar king

January 15, 2020 2 comments

A chance find in an opportunity shop sets the finder on the trail of Melbourne’s former ‘Collar King’.

Arts

Charmaine Matyson, RIP 1986-2019

Charmaine Matyson, RIP 1986-2019

December 25, 2019 3 comments

State Library Victoria, and specifically the History of the Book and Arts Collections here, lost a rare treasure earlier this month. On the night of Sunday 8th December 2019, volunteer… Read More ›