Anzac Day 2018

Australians recognise 25 April as a day of national remembrance. It is a time when we reflect on the many different meanings of war. Yarra Plenty Regional Library is acknowledging Anzac Day through a series of exhibitions and presentations.  Throughout April, Eltham Library are featuring objects from the memorabilia collection of the Eltham Montmorency RSL…
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Research Guides

Explore the many research guides at State Library Victoria. There are 70 guides that cover a wide range of research topics. The guides are not restricted to the library's resources but identify the best resources wherever they are located. The guides focus as much as possible on resources that are available online, either through SLV's…
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New name for Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies

The Australian institute of Genealogical Studies is now known as Family History connections and has also launched a brand new website Their Press release states: "We are still the same organisation with the same objectives and deep commitment to assist members and the wider community in their search for their ancestors in Australia and overseas"…
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10 Photographs among 3 million

101 Photographs is a visual resource compiled from the collection of the Centre for Image Research and Diffusion (CRDI) based in Gerona, Spain. The photographs stand out for a particular aspect: for its visual content, its aesthetics, its historical relevance, its uniqueness or its exceptional nature as a photographic object. Historical photos,even if they are not from your own…
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Signed by hand

The National Library of Australia’s recent publication Signed by Hand is a lovely snapshot of Australian history highlighting the handwriting and signatures of famous Australians and others who we know from the past such as authors Jane Austen and Charles Dickins. Personal papers including official documents,  letters and cards of our ancestors add a real…
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Fay Thomas Collection

The Fay Thomas Collection provides an insight into the lives of the local pioneering Thomas family, extended family and the broader community of the City of Whittlesea. The collection includes photographs, books, correspondence, manuscript material and ephemera dating from about the 1830's through to the present. The late Fay Thomas, great-granddaughter of Moses Thomas, was the…
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Soldier Settlement

The Last Battle by Bruce Scates documents the opportunities offered and in many cases the difficulties faced by returned servicemen following World War One. Family History Researchers can search their Victorian First World War Soldier settler ancestors at Battle to Farm: WW1 Soldier settlement records in Victoria from Public Records Office of Victoria The War ended in November…
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