Jul 27, 2015

Family History Group Anniversary

Join the Family History Group in celebrating their first anniversary and Family History Month. Beginning with a tour of the Essendon Historical Society Museum, this is a great opportunity to meet others who share a passion for discovering their past while enjoying a celebratory afternoon tea. A gold coin donation is appreciated at the museum.

Jul 17, 2015

Rare Book Week

Brave the cold this week and join in the celebrations of Melbourne Rare Book Week this week until the 26th July.

Programs run throughout the week with author talks, exhibitions and programs all through the CBD. The celebration of all things rare books ends in the Melbourne Rare Book Fair from the 24th till the 26th of July at Wilson Hall, The University of Melbourne. Entry to most events and the Book Fair is free so brave the cold this week and uncover some literary treasures

Find out more at: http://www.rarebookweek.com/

Family History Month at Moonee Valley

August is Family History Month, so come along to one of the many events and classes that will be running during the month.

Classes on discovering your family history, how to use databases to solve some problems as well as how to find your Italian ancestors will be running. We'll also be having talks about genealogy, how best to write a non-boring family history and conserving your collection.

Plus there will be a tour of the Essendon Historical Society Museum and an afternoon tea to kick off the month in style.

Find out more today: Moonee Valley Libraries Events

Jun 23, 2015

Family History Feast 2015

The State Library of Victoria's Family History Feast is back for another year.

Celebrating it's 12th year, this free event offers great information for family historians. The theme for this year will be World War 1.

With a wide range of speakers from the State Library, the Public Records Office of Victoria, the National Archives of Australia as well as lectures from historians, this look's to be a great day.

Follow the link below to find out more. Bookings are essential and will sell out soon so don't miss this opportunity.

SLV Family History Feast 2015

Jun 15, 2015

Sands & McDougall on Microfiche

If you have been into the library recently you might have noticed that the Sands & McDougall Directories have been missing.

Don't worry though as they have been taken away for rebinding and will be back on the shelves in a few months looking better than ever.

If you need to access the Directories in the meantime, you can access all the Sands & McDougall  that the library has on Microfiche using the reader in the Local History section of Sam Merrifield Library.

Please feel free to ask staff if you need assistance using the reader.