Nov 24, 2008

Giovinezza Wartime memories of an Italo-Australian schoolboy

The launch of Giovinezza by John Maneschi will be held at Co.As.It. Grollo Theatre, 199 Faraday Street, Carlton on Thursday 4th December, 2008 commencing at 7.30pm. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation. RSVP by 3rd December tel. 9349 9021 or email Parking is available in Faraday Street and Drummond Street - Melway 2B G7, 43 J4.

Nov 6, 2008

Victorian Crown Grantees Index (Parts 1 & 2) 1838 to the present day.

This index has been compiled by A.I.G.S. volunteers to assist researchers find if, when and where their ancestors were granted Crown land in Victoria. The names listed are those of the persons who are recorded as the first buyers or selectors of land from the Crown - hence the term 'Crown Grantee'. The names have been transcribed from Parish maps and schedules published by the previous Department of Survey and Mapping, this Department is now part of Land Victoria. Part 1 Index consisted of 67,000 names from 600 parishes; Part 2 is a database containing approx. 148,000 names extracted from 700 Parishes. To access these indexes bookings may be made by calling the Sam Merrifield Library, Moonee Ponds on 8325 1950.