Jun 23, 2015

Family History Feast 2015

The State Library of Victoria's Family History Feast is back for another year.

Celebrating it's 12th year, this free event offers great information for family historians. The theme for this year will be World War 1.

With a wide range of speakers from the State Library, the Public Records Office of Victoria, the National Archives of Australia as well as lectures from historians, this look's to be a great day.

Follow the link below to find out more. Bookings are essential and will sell out soon so don't miss this opportunity.

SLV Family History Feast 2015

Jun 15, 2015

Sands & McDougall on Microfiche

If you have been into the library recently you might have noticed that the Sands & McDougall Directories have been missing.

Don't worry though as they have been taken away for rebinding and will be back on the shelves in a few months looking better than ever.

If you need to access the Directories in the meantime, you can access all the Sands & McDougall  that the library has on Microfiche using the reader in the Local History section of Sam Merrifield Library.

Please feel free to ask staff if you need assistance using the reader.

May 18, 2015

Family History Group meeting tomorrow

Come along to tomorrow's meeting (19th May 2015) of the Family History Group at Sam Merrifield Library, from 1-3pm.
The group will be looking at the following topics:
    Problem solving our brick walls
    Using Family Search https://familysearch.org/search
    Using microfiche reader – old church records

Apr 30, 2015

Family History Group - Topics for May 2015

The Family History Group that meets each Tuesday 1-3pm at Sam Merrifield Library have set the following topics for their next two meetings:

Tues 5 May:
1. Problem solving – bring your brick wall or problem.
2. Ancestry – Sandra
Also, Val is going to bring her family history and travel books.

Tues 12 May:
1. Problem solving – bring your brick wall or problem.
2. Using the booklet option in Word to record information.
Also, Lorraine is going to bring her family history books.

You can also bring your examples of family histories so the group can all see the different ways this research can be published.

Apr 29, 2015

Heritage walk in Flemington and Kensington this Sunday

Lenore Frost will be leading a guided heritage walk through Flemington, Kensington and Newmarket this Sunday, 3rd May, 2.30-4.00pm. This walk, presented by the National Trust, will highlight how the area was impacted by the First World War.

For details on how to book, and more information, see Lenore's blog post here.