Mapping Our Anzacs – Wartime Australians

Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 15:01

For some time the Mapping Our Anzacs project out of the National Archives of Australia has served as a portal to find a WW1 service person and see their service record, add a note or photograph to the scrapbook, build a tribute to people important to you. You can browse maps of Australia, the United Kingdom and the world, exploring more than 15,000 places where . . . more »

Lighthorsemen of World War 1

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 - 11:52

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 - 11:52

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 »

Family History Fest

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 14:20

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 »

Desert Boys

Posted on Monday, December 19, 2011 - 11:58

Some years ago when I first started researching my own family history my mother asked me to research the author of some war letters which had been written to her mother. It turns out that before she married she was a nanny employed by a Kilmore poultry farmer Richard Camm for his son Dick. These letters were from Dick. Captain Richard Camm had served in . . . more »

New Zealand military research

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 11:00

As Anzac Day approaches, Ancestry has released new databases for your New Zealand military research. These databases include: New Zealand Army WWI Nominal Rolls, 1914-1918 New ZealandArmy WWI Reserve Rolls, 1916-1917 New ZealandArmy WWII Nominal Rolls, 1939-1948 New ZealandArmy WWI Casualty Lists, 1914-1919 New ZealandArmy WWI Roll of Honour, 1914-1919 New ZealandArmy Medal Rolls, 1860-1919 New Zealand WWI Military Defaulters, 1919-1921 Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., . . . more »

How should we commemorate the Anzac centenary?

Posted on Friday, July 16, 2010 - 03:20

Australians across the country are encouraged to share their ideas and suggestions on how the Anzac Centenary should be commemorated at home and around the world. From 2014 to 2018 marks 100 years since the First World War and Australians are invited to have their say on ways to commemorate the anniversary. Submissions close on 17 September 2010. To make a submission visit www.anzaccentenary.gov.au.

New Australian database on Ancestry

Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 03:44

Researching a military ancestor in N.S.W? A new database on Ancestry is the New South Wales, Australia, Cowra Military Camps Personnel Photo Index, 1905-1970. This data collection contains index of photographs taken of Armed Forces Personnel stationed at Cowra Military Camps and POW Camps during World War II. The indexes were made from Images of over 4,000 of the soldiers who trained at Cowra Military . . . more »

Valuing Our Veterans

Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 13:32

Family History Fest continues next week at Diamond Valley Library. Valuing our veterans Honour your Australian family's military heritage by exploring the resources available for family history research. Learn some practical suggestions on how to record veteran's memories. Diamond Valley Library (Greensborough) Wednesday 24 March 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm Bookings: 9434 3809

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