Family History in Queensland and more

Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:51

For some time Queensland genealogist Judy Webster has provided a terrific free resource with advice and indexes that help genealogists to research local, interstate and overseas ancestors by using historical records. Judy has recently updated and moved her website to Judy Webster Features of the new site include: • 135 pages, and more than 53,000 names (including tens of thousands of people from other States . . . more »

New genealogy titles

Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 12:45

Tracing your Second World War Ancestors As we prepare for National Family History Month in August and our own contributions to the program check out the recently acquired titles to our collections: Tracing your Second World War Ancestors Writing A Non Boring Family History John Batman Tracing your East End Ancestors Internet Family History Family History on the Net 2013/24 Tracing your Liverpool Ancestors Trace your Roots Tracing your Criminal Ancestors . . . more »

Registering Surname interests

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013 - 15:00

January is a good time to re-ignite your family history. Make 2013 the year to break down your genealogy brick walls. There are many opportunities to promote your subject interest or search for others with common interests. Some sites include: Online Names ResearchNames Pages GenQueries You can create accounts and profiles on sites such as GenealogyWise and GooglePlus - You can register names on mailing . . . more »

Registering Surname interests

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013 - 15:00

January is a good time to re-ignite your family history. Make 2013 the year to break down your genealogy brick walls. There are many opportunities to promote your subject interest or search for others with common interests. Some sites include: Online Names ResearchNames Pages GenQueries You can create accounts and profiles on sites such as GenealogyWise and GooglePlus - You can register names on mailing . . . more »

Registering Surname interests

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013 - 15:00

January is a good time to re-ignite your family history. Make 2013 the year to break down your genealogy brick walls. There are many opportunities to promote your subject interest or search for others with common interests. Some sites include: Online Names ResearchNames Pages GenQueries You can create accounts and profiles on sites such as GenealogyWise and GooglePlus - You can register names on mailing . . . more »

Australian Family History Connections

Posted on Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 14:50

Australian Family Tress Connections June 2012 issue has arrived This magazine is usually held at Ivanhoe and Diamond Valley Libraries or you can place a hold for any issue here This month’s special features include: Do you recognise this ship? The Royal Charter’s last journey to Australia Ambulance man Jim Doyle Finding Margaret Harris Yerranderie Scots Sarah McDonald Convict Charles Palmer and Mary Ann Sharp . . . more »

Lighthorsemen of World War 1

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 - 12:52

Military historian Dr David Holloway will discuss his book “Endure and Fight A Detailed History of the 4th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 1914-1919 : Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine, France and Belgium’ next week at Mill Park and again at Diamond Valley Libraries. In November 2011 Shrine of Remembrance Trustees awarded the Shrine of Remembrance Medal to Dr. Holloway. This award in its fourth year recognises . . . more »

Lighthorsemen of World War 1

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 - 12:52

Military historian Dr David Holloway will discuss his book “Endure and Fight A Detailed History of the 4th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 1914-1919 : Gallipoli, Sinai and Palestine, France and Belgium’ next week at Mill Park and again at Diamond Valley Libraries. In November 2011 Shrine of Remembrance Trustees awarded the Shrine of Remembrance Medal to Dr. Holloway. This award in its fourth year recognises . . . more »

Book Review: Private journal of A voyage to Australia 1838-39 by James Bell

Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 14:08

Private Journal of A Voyage to Australia Private Journal of A Voyage to Australia For those of us with pioneer ancestors to Australia in our family tree many generations back, we often admire and wonder at the tenacity of our forebears to board a sailing ship for weeks at sea to an unknown land. Not many personal accounts survive from ordinary people who did just that, but in recent years a journal . . . more »

National Year of Reading for family history

Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 12:44

Australian libraries are behind the campaign to make 2012 the National Year of Reading. Nearly half the population struggles without literacy skills to meet the most basic demands of every day life and work. The NYOR is an opportunity for libraries to highlight their services and benefits as well as attract people to the library and celebrate the joys and benefits of reading. As family . . . more »

Victorian newspapers on Trove

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:10

The National Library of Australia is pleased to announce that the following titles from Victoria are now available in Digitised newspapers and more on Trove: The Ararat advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Bairnsdale Advertiser and Tambo and Omeo Chronicle (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Ballarat courier (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Brighton Southern Cross (Vic. . . . more »

Family History Fest

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 15:20

Family History Fest program is about to recommence for 2012 at Diamond Valley Library. This regular program for family history researchers will run monthly on the last Wednesday of the month (except for school and public holidays). The program aims to provide a series of information sessions on topics of interest for the beginning family history researcher. They will usually be delivered by the Local . . . more »