New Family History Books

In the lead up to Family History Month in August when we will host a wide range of programs and events the following new titles have been added to the collection: How to Trace your Family Tree Troubleshooter's Guide to Do-it-yourself Genealogy Grandad Did A Dastardly Deed War Memorials (UK) Adelaide Remember When NextGen Genealogy The…
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Ryerson now at 5 million

This past weekend saw the Ryerson Index reach five 5 million names. The free Australian website which indexes contemporary death notices from Australian newspapers has been growing steadily since its establishment over seventeen years ago with some of the original indexers still submitting files to the website. Volunteers at Yarra Plenty Regional Library have been…
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Talk on Outer Circle Line

  Railway operations and heritage specialist Adam Chandler will be the guest speaker at the Heidelberg Historical Society's June meeting. Adam will speak about the production of a recent documentary, on which he worked as researcher, titled "Melbourne's Forgotten Railway: The Outer Circle Line" followed by a screening of the documentary and Q&A session about the line's construction…
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Congress 2015: Librarians Day

The 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry was hosted by The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra at the National Convention Centre, Canberra. The triennial Congress is conducted under the auspices of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO). The Conference was also supported by an online research interests’ register, a Librarians day…
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Researching an Anzac

Military historian Neil C Smith will be a special guest speaker for Diamond Valley’s Family History Fest program this month at Diamond Valley Library: Researching an Anzac Wednesday April 29 at 1.30 pm. With over 24 years' Australian army experience, Lieutenant Colonel Neil Smith understands military jargon, abbreviations and the various organisational and recording systems employed by…
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