August is Family History Month

There has never been a better time to research your family history.  Online tools and digitised content have assisted the research journey for many people seeking to discover where they come from.  Welcome to Family History Month.  Learn, be inspired and share your story. This month, various events will focus on our precious heritage photograph collections. We will…
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New Books for Family History Research

The following new titles have been added to the collection: Australia in the Great War The Basic Genealogy Checklist Brisbane Diseased Brisbane: Squatters, Settlers and Surveyors DNA for Genealogists Family History on the Cheap Genealogy Basics in 30 Minutes Harnessing the Facebook Generation Help! Historical and Genealogical Truth Historical Research Using British Newspapers Irish Libraries…
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Meet Cedric at State Library Victoria

Have you explored the digitised collections at State Library Victoria?  A number of collections have been curated and can be explored via the Cedric link  here. Collections include: Melbourne Street Directories - 1912-152 Victorian Groundwater records Journal of commerce of Victoria and Melbourne Mufti 1934-2000 Football Record Victorian Historical Journal 1911-2012 Records of Coles Myer…
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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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Genealogy Software

One of the keys to successfully researching family history is to stay organised.  In the beginning a lot of information can be fairly easily gathered in a short time.  Blank family group sheets are a terrific first step to document each family, but soon you will be looking for something better.  Consider then a software…
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Victorian newspapers on Trove

The National Library of Australia is pleased to announce that the following titles from Victoria are now available in Digitised newspapers and more on Trove:   The Ararat advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918…
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New genealogy books

New Books of interest to the family history researcher in the collection include: Free Passage: the reunion of Irish convicts and their families in Australia 1788-1852 by Perry McIntyre In search of a better life: British and Irish migration edited by Graham Davis The Parish Chest by W.E. Tate Family History on the net by…
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New Genealogy Books Part 1

The following titles have been added to the collection recently: The surnames of Scotland The clans, septs & regiments of the Scottish highlands Nick Barrett’s Guide to your ancestors lives How to trace your family tree in England, Ireland, Soctland and Wales by Kathy Chater Family photographs 1860-1945 by Robert Pols Fair Game: Australia’s first…
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