New items in collection for family historians Part 2

As family historians getting inspired this National Family History Month, we are happy to add new items to our collection to help assist with your research needs.  The following titles would be of interest for your personal archives management. The list also includes the latest publications from Unlock the Past See the full list of new…
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Family History Month

Researching your family history?  Feeling a bit frustrated about where to look next?  Looking for some inspiration? August is National Family History Month and YPRL have a number of events to feed your passion. From personal reminiscences to tech tips, there is something for everyone, from beginners to advanced researchers. Expert speakers will present on…
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An Unconventional Addiction

I don't drink. I don't smoke. BUT, I am addicted to my family history/genealogy pursuits. It hasn't always been this way. It started off innocently enough, as these things tend to do. A half hour here, an hour there, until all of a sudden I spent the whole of last ANZAC Day down a rabbit…
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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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Letters from World War One come to Yarra Plenty Regional Library

To commemorate the centenary of World War One, Yarra Plenty Regional Library in partnership with Nillumbik Shire Council is presenting a touring exhibition from State Library Victoria exploring the personal stories of ordinary Australians told through their own photographs, letters, diaries and writings. Writing the war: Personal stories from WWI tells the story of Australia’s…
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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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