Post Tagged with: "genealogy"

To the land of Hope! Mid 19th century voyages from the UK to Victoria.

To the land of Hope! Mid 19th century voyages from the UK to Victoria.

September 2, 2020

Family matters:

When researching emigration and immigration, researchers mainly focus on locating ships’ passenger lists to determine the name of the ship on which ancestors sailed and the dates of departure and arrival.   Here… Read More ›

EBooks for Family Historians

EBooks for Family Historians

March 2, 2020

Family matters:

Did you know that the State Library provides access to over 16,000 eBooks on a wide range of topics?  Our eBooks can be accessed by anyone within the Library and,… Read More ›

“Mentioned in dispatches”:    ways to research your military ancestors

“Mentioned in dispatches”: ways to research your military ancestors

April 18, 2019

Family matters:

Anzac Day is often a time when people think about the wartime experiences of their ancestors, and may contemplate researching them.

[Victoria Hotel, Colac] H96.200/1498

Attention all descendants of country publicans

November 28, 2018

Family matters, People & professions:

Great news for family historians with publican ancestors – the index to the Robert K Cole Victorian hotels collection (1841-1949) has been expanded, with a total of over 37,000 entries now searchable online!

Family, possibly the Newtons, out on a drive in the country.
H2002.106/159

Why can’t I find my ancestor?

August 9, 2018

Family matters:

When searching for family history records it’s not unusual to encounter ‘brick walls’ or barriers. Learn strategies for dealing with some of the common obstacles you may face when researching Victorian records.

The 1939 register – now available through FindMyPast UK

The 1939 register – now available through FindMyPast UK

February 23, 2016

Family matters:

Great news for anyone interested in British genealogy. The 1939 Register has been released online by Findmypast, in partnership with The National Archives UK, and can now be freely accessed… Read More ›

Salt beef, tinned carrots and haggis – the 19th century ships diet

Salt beef, tinned carrots and haggis – the 19th century ships diet

September 28, 2012

Collections, Family matters:

The current library exhibition Gusto! a culinary history of Victoria, explores the role food has played in Victoria’s history.  One food topic that’s of great interest to many family historians is… Read More ›

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee

May 29, 2012

Family matters, Uncategorized:

This year Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her  Diamond Jubilee, marking  the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne. Although she ascended the throne on February 6th, 1952, her coronation… 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.

Rod Marsh: adoption stories and surprises

December 9, 2010

Family history events, Family matters:

I am always fascinated by the twists and turns of family history. The unfolding story of Rod Marsh’s adopted father and his family in the latest episode of Who do… Read More ›