Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Family History Feast at SLV

The anual 2011 Family History Feast will be held at the State Library of Victoria on Monday 1 August 2011 commencing at 10am. Bookings will open via Public Record Office Victoria website on Monday 23 May (online bookings preferred) or email ask.prov@prov.vic.gov.au or telephone (03) 9348 560

Speakers inlcude:
  • Indigenous Family History Research - Public Record Office Victoria
  • VicHeritage at Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages - overview of current projects. Peter Gloury VicHeritage Manager, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Viewing of WDYTYA dvd (Shane Bourne episode) available at 12.30pm in the Theatrette.
  • Conscription records - Mark Brennan, National Archives of Australia
  • Australian published collections - Katie Flack, Librarian, State Library of Victoria
  • Introduction to VAFHO and the Don Grant Lecture by Jenny Harkness, VAFHO President. 2011 Don Grant Lecture: Storming the barricades: the family history revolution presented by Dr Andrew Lemon.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Obituaries Australia

Obituaries Australia is a digital repository of obituaries published in newspapers, journals, magazines and bulletins. Here you will find the life stories of Australians from the earliest times to the present.  Enter a name in the Quick Search box to get started. The Advanced Search function offers the ability to search by occupation, life dates, birthplace, religion, ethnicity, author and source.  Go to http://oa.anu.edu.au/

New Genealogy books

1.  Genealogy online for dummies.  6th edition.
2.  Family history on the cheap by Shauna Hicks.
3.  Family and local history resource directory for Victoria by Shauna Hicks.
4.  Genealogy online 9th edition by Elizabeth Crowe.
5.  Pitfalls and possibilities in family history research by Pauline M. Litton.
6.  What was the voyage really like? : researching convict and immigrant voyages by Shauna Hicks.
Now available at Campaspe Regional Library.