Education Records

It is Family History month.  Retired teacher and genealogist Beryl O'Gorman will take us back to our school days at Lalor Library Thursday 2 August to kick off our month long program.  She will also provide tips on how to access education records for your family history research. Researching pupil and students records or teacher records, records can be found in the schools themselves, government and private, including church schools. Older government schools will have records archived with State Archives.  Look for published school histories, newspaper reports and of course photos and family records.

Facebook groups, Flickr , local history group collections and of course public library local history collections.  Online exhibitions can provide good context to the times in which your ancestors went to school including Victorian times

Public Records Office Research Guide 

Guide to finding teachers records at PROV

Directory to finding a (current) school (Vic.) 

Victorian School Records digitised by Archives Access

Victorian School names and numbers index

Yarra Plentys' E-Resources also provide some collections to search:

Find My Past have an education and work category.  Some specific collections include:

New South Wales junior and senior public examinations 1867-1916

Queensland Education Gazette

South Australian Education Gazette

Education Department War Service

Queensland Teacher Indexes

On Ancestry

New South Wales Teacher applications and school records 1850 - 1960

New South Wales Teacher roles 1869-1908 

and more.  Reading memoirs and biographies can also provide an insight to the school days of our family members, such as Great Australian Outback Teaching Stories

What records have you found useful to research the school days of your ancestors?

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