Aug 23, 2011

Upcoming event @ Essendon Historical Society

Melbourne's Tramways will be the topic of the September meeting of the Essendon Historical Society.  The special guest speaker will be accompanied by a film.  Free All welcome 7.30pm Tuesday 27th September, 768 Mt Alexander Road Moonee Ponds 9370 4607. More details closer to the event will be posted.

Aug 19, 2011

Facebook Workshop

If you are new to Facebook and would like to dip into some social media, the Public Record Office Victoria is planning to run a number of free introductory workshops that will cover basic information such as -

Creating a Facebook account
Managing your privacy settings
Posting content on Facebook
Inviting people to events
Demonstrating ways in which connecting with PROV and others on Facebook might benefit your research.

If interested in attending a Facebook workshop email

Aug 18, 2011

Findmypast Database

The Moonee Valley Library Service has subscribed to the UK and Australian editions of FindmyPast.  This major genealogical database for British research and contains approximately 750 million historical records and covers a broad range of topics, including birth, death and marriages indexes, parish records, census records, immigration and shipping, military records and other miscellaneous sources.  Some of the most recent additions include
Parish records launched, over 290,000 new parish records going back to the sixteenth century covering Warwickshire, Sheffield, Suffolk and Rugby.
Rare World War 1 records released in the Surrey Recruitment Registers
Royal Fusiliers Collection 1863-1905 comprises the names of close to 5000 officers and men who took part in a series of British military campaigns.

The Australian edition has millions of Australian & New Zealand family and local history records.
Recent additions include
New Zealand Jury Rolls 1842 to 1862
New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1853 to 1864
Australian Dictionary Dates & Men
Australian Handbook 1904
New South Wales Government Gazette 1832

This database is only available within the library only.  To access please ring the Moonee Valley Library Service to book a computer.