Research Guides - Browse By Subject
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Family history
Aboriginal people and family history
by Grant Hamston - Last Updated Jul 23, 2014
A guide to resources that will help you to research Aboriginal Australian family history.
Adoption and Forgotten Australians
by Carmen Quick - Last Updated Dec 14, 2014
Family history for adopted people, Forgotten Australians and child migrants
Australian colonial forces and family history
by Grant Hamston - Last Updated Jan 29, 2015
A guide to researching Australian military personnel serving in Australia and overseas between 1788 and 1902
Australians in World War 1
by Barbara Carswell - Last Updated Apr 17, 2015
This guide focuses on Australians serving in World War 1. It also includes some information relevant to Great Britain, other Commonwealth nations and other combatant nations. There is a section on nurses and women's war occupations.
Early Australian census records
by Katie Flack - Last Updated Feb 24, 2015
Illuminate Australian society and your family history using census records from 1788 to 1901
Gold miners and mining
by Gerry Brody - Last Updated Mar 30, 2015
Find information about gold miners, mining companies and daily life in historic Victorian goldfields.
Intercolonial and international exhibitions
by Jenny Gissing - Last Updated Feb 24, 2015
People, exhibits and prizewinners at key intercolonial and international exhibitions 1854-1889, and the buildings that housed Victorian exhibitions.
Maps for family history
by Sarah Matthews - Last Updated Apr 7, 2015
This is a guide to using maps for family history. It focuses on using the SLV maps collection, and on researching Victorian family history, including immigration to Victoria.
Performance in Victoria
by Kerri Hall - Last Updated Apr 4, 2015
Find information about theatrical performers, performances, theatre companies and venues. Includes everything from drama, opera and dance to circus, puppetry and readings.
Picture research
by Olga Tsara - Last Updated Mar 25, 2015
Guide to finding photographs, illustrations and other images in the State Library of Victoria's collections
Publish your family history
by Ann Copeland - Last Updated Apr 13, 2014
Provides advice and resources for publishing your family history.
Researching your multicultural ancestors
by Ann Copeland - Last Updated Mar 13, 2015
A guide to researching ancestors who emigrated to Australia from countries other than the United Kingdom
Researching your Victorian ancestors
by Ann Copeland - Last Updated Apr 21, 2015
A guide to family history research using the major Victorian resources
Ships and shipping
by Debra Hutchinson - Last Updated Apr 14, 2015
Find technical information, pictures, logs and histories of passenger and cargo ships.
Victorian immigration and emigration
by Katie Flack, Carmen Quick - Last Updated Mar 9, 2015
Find passenger lists and other records of migrants arriving in and leaving Victoria.
Victorian Sheriff's Office warrants
by Lucy Shedden - Last Updated Dec 15, 2014
Access information from historic warrants issued by the Victorian Sheriff's Office from 1838 to 1919.


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State Library of Victoria

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