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 d...

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 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...

April 11, 2018

I recently came across The Irish Famine Eviction Project which caught my attention as a worthy online volunteering opportunity.  It involves more than just transcribing record images, yet it can still be done from the comfort of home. 

The Project’s aim is to docu...

April 10, 2018

Level : Advanced

Time to read : 4 mins

During World War 1 (WW1) German casualties totalled more than 7 million people killed, wounded, missing, or taken prisoner.  For non-German speaking family historians, searching for information about German military ancestors who we...

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