Jul 29, 2013

Introducing myself

Hello Moonee Valley Family & Local History Blog readers,

My name is Julia. Some of you may know me already, as I've been working here for over a year now as Information Services Librarian. I've recently been given responsibility for looking after the family and local history collections, which also means I'll be looking after this blog. I thought I should introduce myself, so, hello!

Some of you will also know my colleague Jennie, who has been looking after family and local history for the last few months, and you will no doubt be delighted to hear that Jennie will continue to provide family and local history training sessions, as well as continuing to help with inquiries and with blog posts.

I'm expecting the next few months to be exciting and busy for local and family history at Moonee Valley Libraries. We have several events and workshops coming up, (watch this blog for more details), and we have lots of plans and ideas for the family and local history area. I'll be posting regularly to keep you up to date with all the news...

Julia

Jul 19, 2013

August Thursday Talks at the GSV



In August the Genealogical Society of Victoria will be offering the following lunch time talks:

August 1st
The social impact of Spanish flu in Australia
Claire Johnson
 
August 8th
Coburg & Fawkner Cemeteries
David Down
 
August 15th
Getting the most out of convict documents
Margaret Vines
 
August 22nd
Newspapers online
Vicki Montgomery
 
August 29nd
Facebook and genealogy
Meg Bate
 
GSV members free, non-members $8.00
Time 12.30 - 1.30pm
Level B1, 257 Collins St,
Melbourne
PH 9662 4455

gsv@gsv.org.au

Jul 5, 2013

Steele Creek and the Lady of the Lake



On Friday the 28th June, 2013,  Niddrie Library hosted the launch of  Christine Laskowski's book Steele Creek and the Lady of the Lake: the early history of Niddrie, Airport West, Keilor East, Avondale Heights, Keilor Park, West Essendon and Tullamarine.
This book is the culmination of many years of painstaking research undertaken by Christine and is the first comprehensive history of the local area.

The library has several copies of this book available for loan and Reference copies will soon be available at the Sam Merrifield, Niddrie and Avondale Heights branches.

Jul 1, 2013

Thursday Talks



In July the Genealogical Society of Victoria will be offering the following lunch time talks.
July 4th
Old and new ways of writing about the Irish in Victoria
Val Noone
July11th
State Wards of Victoria 1864-1893
Jenny Carter
July18th
From St James Church to St James Old Cathedral
Janette Wells
 
July 25th
Family Photographic Albums: history and meanings
Susan Long
GSV members free, non-members $8.00
Time 12.30 - 1.30pm
Level B1, 257 Collins St,
Melbourne
PH 9662 4455

gsv@gsv.org.au