May 26, 2018

Level : Intermediate

Reading time : 2 min

Did your ancestor work for the world-famous Guinness Brewery in Ireland?  Did you know the company has an extensive archive with records dating back to 1759? 

The good news for family historians is that it has employee records dat...

May 21, 2018

Level : Advanced

Reading time : 3 mins

Were any of your ancestors patients in the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH)?  

Hospital records are one of my favourite resources for family history research. Yet they are often overlooked by family historians despite few people avoidi...

May 18, 2018

Are you interested in Victorian Land Records?  Were your ancestors early settlers in Victoria?  

Land records are a wonderful source of family history information not found elsewhere.  Unfortunately they are not the easiest of topics to research. 

With this in...

May 15, 2018

Level : Intermediate

Reading time : 3mins

Do you have ancestors who were patients at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne?  Perhaps they were doctors, nurses, pharmacists or Board of Management members? 

Read on to discover where the records of this old and m...

May 10, 2018

Thumbs up to the Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV) for the quality of the equipment available for researchers' use in their North Melbourne Reading Room.

As well as cameras connected to computers for photographing documents, they also provide camera stands to eas...

May 7, 2018

Level : All

Time to read : 1 minute

FindMyPast has announced two new newspapers in its collection, namely:

  •      The Lugan Mail from County Amagh – a weekly tabloid
         established in 1889;  and


  •      The Irish Citizen – established in...

May 2, 2018

Level : Intermediate

Time to read : 4 mins

Were any of your ancestors present during the Eureka Rebellion at the Ballarat gold diggings or, as it is more commonly known, the Eureka Stockade? 

Were they diggers or soldiers stationed at Ballarat at the time of the rebellio...

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