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Out and about with the Genealogy Team March 2012

Out and about with the Genealogy Team March 2012

March 15, 2012

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Saturday 31 March 2012 from 10am to 4pm join Ann and Grant from the State Library of Victoria’s Genealogy Team to “Byte into your family history” at the National Archives of… Read More ›

Bibliography saves the day!

February 29, 2012

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Reference and research librarians, especially those fortunate enough to work at institutions such the State Library of Victoria, have a large arsenal of reference sources to draw on in the… Read More ›

Some new books on surnames…

January 3, 2012

Collections, Family matters, Uncategorized:

Three new books covering different aspects of surnames reviewed by Genealogy Team member Ann Copeland. A dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia, by Alexander Beider This dictionary contains information on over 25,000 names… Read More ›

2011 – the year that was for the Genealogy Team

2011 – the year that was for the Genealogy Team

December 16, 2011

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A year of events, acquisitions and communication : 25 February   Participation in the annual Shake Your Family Tree Day organised by National Archives of Australia May    Library began subscription… Read More ›

New books in the Genealogy Centre

December 9, 2011

Family matters, New to the collection, Uncategorized:

Workhouse: the people, the places, the life behind doors, by Simon Fowler Starving families, orphans, the sick, the elderly and single mothers – for over 200 years the workhouse was… Read More ›

findmypast.ie now available at SLV!

findmypast.ie now available at SLV!

December 2, 2011

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We are very pleased to announce that the Irish edition of  the major database findmypast is now available free of charge onsite at the State Library of Victoria. This is a… Read More ›

Victorian poet crowned Australian Poetry Slam champion

Victorian poet crowned Australian Poetry Slam champion

November 28, 2011

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Victorian writer and performer Luka Lesson has won the 2011 Australian Poetry Slam, beating sixteen finalists from around Australia at the National final in Sydney last night. Lesson’s winning poem… Read More ›

Serendipity: Desirable but unsought discoveries

Serendipity: Desirable but unsought discoveries

November 18, 2011

Family matters, Uncategorized:

As librarians at the State Library, we perform research into subjects covering the full range of human endeavour as part of our professional duties. Through the research process we follow… Read More ›

Family History Feast 2011 podcast available!

September 19, 2011

Family history events, Family matters, Uncategorized:

Did you know that a group of girls sent a petition to the Australian government to try to keep popstar Normie Rowe from being conscripted to serve in the Vietnam… Read More ›

Don Grant Lecture 2011 videocast available!

Don Grant Lecture 2011 videocast available!

September 12, 2011

Family matters, Uncategorized:

Want to relive or discover for the first time Dr Andrew Lemon’s outstanding Don Grant Lecture 2011 on the topic Storming the barricades – the family history revolution?  The Lecture organised by… Read More ›