Feb 27, 2009

Wiki for the Old Bailey Proceedings Online

In December 2008 the Old Bailey launched a community wiki for users of the Old Bailey Proceedings Online. They welcome contributions of relevance to the material they hold especially biographical information. This site indexes all cases heard at this famous London court from 1674 to 1913, for more details on this project visit Old Bailey Proceedings Online.

Feb 17, 2009

Australia's Army War Dead (1885-1972) Photographic Submission

As part of this ongoing project the Registry is collecting photographs of Army personnel to add to this Army index. Photographs may be of the soldier, their grave, headstone or other memorial. You are invited to submit photographs and additional information to this database. For more details about submitting photographs visit Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Feb 12, 2009

Shake Your Family Tree - Free Event

Is 2009 the year you have decided to start your family history search, then this one day seminar at the National Archives of Australia may be what you need to get motivated and inspired. The seminar will offer talks, preservation workshops, demonstrations and introductory research training. The National Archives of Australia's Victorian office is located at the Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne Vic 3051 Tel:(03) 9348 5600. Find out more at National Archives Australia

Thursday Talks at the GSV - March

Thursday Talks - March 2010.

March 4th - Susie Zada - Various ways to organise your research records.
March 11th - Linley Hooper - The latest on findmaypast & British Origins.
March 18th - David Weatherill - Victorian schools records.
March 25th - Erna Cameron - Fairfield hospital and infectious diseases.

The talks are free for GSV members and a charge of $5.50 applies for non-members. Talks are held at the Society's home Level B1, 257 Collins Street, Melbourne Ph. 9662 4455 Fax: 9663 0841 E-mail gsv@gsv.org.au Genealogy Society of Victoria

Feb 6, 2009

New Family History CD at the Sam Merrifield Library

Australia's Army War Dead (1885-1972) is now available in the Local History Room of the Sam Merrifield Library, Moonee Ponds. This CD is a collection of over 88,000 Army index records of service personnel, from all states and territories in Australia, who lost their lives during or as a result of operational service between 1885 and 1972, the operations covered are the Sudan War, the Boer War, World War 1, World War 11, the British Commonwealth Occupational Force (BCOF Japan), Korea, the Malayan Emergency, the Indonesian Confrontation and the Vietnam War. The index has been produced by the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriage, in cooperation with the Australian Army's Central Army Records Office (CARO).