Aug 6, 2013

Laneways of Melbourne


If you love exploring Melbourne's characterful and historic lanes, alleys and arcades, check out Laneways of Melbourne a handy guidebook full of full colour photos of Melbourne's inner city laneways, with fold-out maps at the front to help you find your way.



The focus is on street life and culture (such as cafes and graffiti) rather than on history, but there are snippets of information about the history of some of the laneways, and lots of photographs of gorgeous historic buildings.

Julia

Aug 1, 2013

Happy Family History Month!

August is National Family History Month (NFHM) which means around Australia libraries, family history organisations and other groups and institutions will be holding special events to encourage the study of family history.

You can learn more about events and activities going on around the country by visiting the NFHM website.

To celebrate, we are hosting a special event about researching Italian ancestors:

Discover your Italian family history

Tracing your Italian family history is not always easy. Dr Paolo Baracchi from Comitato Assistenza Italiani (CoAsIt) will outline the fundamentals of researching in this area. A must for all Australian-Italians, who are keen to discover more about their ancestry.

Avondale Height Library and Learning Centre
Thursday 29 August, 6pm
Free, but bookings essential. Call 8325 1940
 
I recommend you book soon, as places are filling fast.

We're also running the following workshops at Niddrie and Sam Merrifield libraries. They've already booked out, but given sufficient demand we may be able to run more sessions. So if you would like to register your interest, give us a call.

Resources on the internet 
Learn the latest about online resources and the tricks and traps of searching. The focus will be on Ancestry (as seen on TV), the National Library of Australia’s Trove website and other online resources produced by State Libraries.

At Niddrie Library. Call 8325 1925 to be added to the waiting list.


Archives and directories
Discover our local history resources and collections; including Victorian births, death and marriages (on CD-ROMS and fiche), books, directories and local newspapers. Learn how to use the websites provided by National Archives of Australia and the Public Records Office Victoria.
At Sam Merrifield Library. Call 8325 1950 to be added to the waiting list.
 
Make the most of the month.
 
Julia