Apr 23, 2012

Thursday Talks

The Genealogical Society of Victoria has several interesting talks coming up in the month of May. Talks take place on Thursdays at Level B1, 257 Collins St Melbourne from 12.30 - 1.30pm. Cost is $5.50 for non-members and free for GSV members.

May 3 Helen McLaughlin
Geneological Gems at the University of Melbourne Archives.

May 10 Ada Ackerley
Community attitudes to Excile and Orphan immigration in the 1840s and 1850s.

May 17 Margaret May
Projects at VicHeritage (Registry of BDM's).

May 24 Susan McLean
The Scottish Census: a new angle. 

May 31 David Weatherill
Cemeteries in Victoria.

Apr 2, 2012

Essendon Historical Society - New Website

A new website for the Essendon Historical Society was launched on Friday 30th March, 2012.  Please take time to have a look at their updated website. 

Free Tours and Information Sessions @ Victorian Archives Centre

The Victorian Archives Centre offers one-hour tours that venture beyond the Get Smart security doors, and into the repository.   Encounter 180 years of history in their collection, as well as a look at a petition so big it was tabled in parliament on a surf reel.

Also on offer are the following information sessions -

Thursday 5th April, 2012
Introduction to PROV and the Collection

Thursday 19th April 2012
Digging Deeper - Advanced PROV Collection searching
(Australian Heritage Week)

Friday 4th May 2012
Introduction to PROV and the Collection

Thursday 17th May 2012
Researching Education Records

Saturday 9th June 2012
Introduction to PROV and the Collection

Thursday 21st June 2012
Researching Immigration Records

Tours are from 11am - 12pm.  Information session begin at 1pm.

For bookings and information please visit http://prov.vic.gov.au/ or contact us on 03 9348 5600