Jun 21, 2012

RHSV History News

The latest edition of History News is now available on-line. 

The Sam Merrifield Library has the latest copy of the Victorian Historical Journal for June 2012.

Early editions of the Victorian Historical Journal up to 1954 have been digitised and can be found on the State Library of Victoria's website. 

Search the Victorian Historical Journal (1911-1954) via the State Library of Victoria.  You can also search the Victorian Historical Journal Indexes online. 

To access eresources from home, you'll need to join the Library.

Family History Feast- State Library Victoria

Bookings have opened for the ninth annual Family History Feast on Monday 30th July, 2012.  This event is an opportunity for family history researchers to hear lectures from the major Victorian government agencies that include the following:

The Immigration Museum
The State Library of Victoria
The Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
The Public Record Office Victoria
The National Archives of Australia (Victorian Office)
The Victorian Association of Family History Organisations

The 2012 annual Don Grant Lecture will be given by Professor Janet McCalman of the Founders and Survivors Project on the topic "Family Secrets: Vandemonians in Victoria".

This is free event. Bookings are essential go to slv.vic.gov.au/family-history-feast

Jun 1, 2012

New Local and Family History Books @ Moonee Valley Libraries

Bandsman Vosti's Diaries: War and peace in Essendon 1917-1920 by Lenore Frost.  John Vosti's diaries detail the life of a working family during the First World War.  These diaires focus on local life during a difficult period for families in Australian history.

Tracing your Second World War Ancestors: a Guide for Family Historians by Phil Tomaselli. This book is a comprehensive guide to tracing the careers of men and women who served in the Second World War.  Identifies and explains the key sources for family historians.

Birrarung Database compiled by Mick Woiwod.  This Resource Kit's prime focus is on the Aboriginal story of the Yarra Valley.  Also by Mick Woiwod is the Coranderrk Database is a 238 page compilation of the author's research material and now available for the first time to researchers.