YPRL celebrates Family History Month with the old and the new

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 11:30

Old favourites and new attractions will help family history researchers find their past in August when Yarra Plenty Regional Library celebrates its annual Family History Month, incorporating National Family History Week, with a series of informative and interesting events. YPRL caters for the burgeoning popularity of genealogy research in recent years with a month dedicated to family history research events. UK genealogy expert Lady Teviot . . . more »

Solomon Family Reunion

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 13:50

A Solomon and associated families reunion will be held on Sunday 11 to Monday 12 March 2012 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm both days) at the Alma Sports Club, Wilkes Street, North Caulfield, Melbourne Australia. The Solomon and associated families are extremely diverse and well-established in Australia’s history. In fact the first Solomon’s (Emanuel and Vaiben) to arrive in Australia were convicts, they arrived in . . . more »

Solomon Family Reunion

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2011 - 13:50

A Solomon and associated families reunion will be held on Sunday 11 to Monday 12 March 2012 (9.00 am to 5.00 pm both days) at the Alma Sports Club, Wilkes Street, North Caulfield, Melbourne Australia. The Solomon and associated families are extremely diverse and well-established in Australia’s history. In fact the first Solomon’s (Emanuel and Vaiben) to arrive in Australia were convicts, they arrived in . . . more »

New genealogy books

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 14:37

New Books of interest to the family history researcher in the collection include: Free Passage: the reunion of Irish convicts and their families in Australia 1788-1852 by Perry McIntyre In search of a better life: British and Irish migration edited by Graham Davis The Parish Chest by W.E. Tate Family History on the net by Colin Waters Tracing your rural ancestors: a guide for family . . . more »

Looking for photos to illustrate your family history?

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2011 - 13:36

Looking for photos to illustrate your family history? Consider the following: *Family Members *TROVE *Local History group where the family lived - see Royal Historical Society of Victoria *Local History collection at Local Library where your family lived - see Australians Libraries Gateway (Remember there may also have been photographs published in books) * Melbourne's biggest family album – Museum Victoria *Google images * Other . . . more »