Rootstech

Get your genealogy fill this week with over 15,000 family history researchers who have started to descend on the FamilySearch capital Salt Lake City, Utah, USA  for the 10th annual Rootstech conference. The world’s largest family history & Technology conference set to take place February 26-29 2020.   Although it is probably too late to catch…
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Inspiration to write that family history

Are you interested in writing your family history? After researching for years and investing money, time and energy, many family history researchers start to direct that energy in the telling and sharing of their unique story.  The Alexander Henderson Award (best Australian family history)  and the Don Grant Award (best Australian historical biography with a…
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Banyule Heritage Study

Banyule Council are commencing a Heritage Study to identify additional heritage places within Banyule and are seeking help from the local community to point out the unknown local heritage gems. The Centre Ivanhoe, Greensborough War Memorial Park and the Viewbank Silos are among those sites that already have heritage status. There are currently 190 places…
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Trove Preview

A new Trove will be ready to explore with the launch of their preview on Library Lovers Day.  Access Trove as you normally would and look for the green preview link on the home page. Here you will find links to new landing pages  Explore, Categories, Community, Research and First Australians.   A lot of what…
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Draft Yarra Strategic Plan

The draft Yarra Strategic Plan was released for public comment on 23 January 2020. It is now online for comment.  16 organisations who care for Yarra River lands are part of the Yarra collaboration committee, led by Melbourne Water and include Banyule City Council and Nillumbik Shire Council.  The Yarra Strategic Plan is to give…
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Occupations of our Ancestors

Understanding how our ancestors spent their working day can give us fascinating insights that greatly increase our understanding of their life and times. Clues to the jobs our ancestors held may be found in birth, marriage and death certificates, census records, military records or electorol rolls.  You may have found evidence in your family archives…
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