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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.

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 ›

Memories of the Great Depression

Memories of the Great Depression

June 28, 2013

Social life & customs, Such was life:

An interesting and amusing memoir of a Melbourne boy growing up during the Depression is the book The Palace of Signs: memories of hard times and high times in the… Read More ›

What’s Brewing?

What’s Brewing?

August 22, 2012

Collections, Family matters, Uncategorized:

If you had an ancestor who worked at the Carlton and United Breweries or if you are simply interested in the history of the Australian brewing industry,¬† the CUB staff… 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 ›

My ancestor did what for a living??

My ancestor did what for a living??

February 3, 2012

Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

Family historians often locate records that list ancestors with unusual and intriguing occupations. Many of these occupations may have originated as far back as the Middle Ages and by the… Read More ›

New books in the Genealogy Centre

New books in the Genealogy Centre

August 17, 2011

Family matters, New to the collection:

Want to know how to research an occupation? If¬†records of your ancestor are likely to exist? Guides to occupational records are a fantastic resource for the family historian. For those… Read More ›

5 genealogy gems from our collection

November 1, 2010

Collections, Family matters, Research tips & tricks:

The State Library’s collections are so vast and rich that there are always new items to discover that can help you with your family history research. Here are five gems… Read More ›