March 30, 2018

As a proud Victorian, Easter always makes me think of the annual Stawell Gift, Australia's pre-eminent foot race since 1878.  That in turn makes me think of my pioneering Barnes family who were among Stawell's founding fathers.  My 3xgreat grandfather arrived in Austra...

March 18, 2018

Melbourne’s oldest cemetery records have been digitised and added to the Public Records Office of Victoria (VicProv)’s online collection. The city’s first cemetery was established in 1837 on the site of the current Victoria Market in Elizabeth Street.  Located on the e...

March 14, 2018

The Victorian Public Record Office holds Railway employee records from 1859 to 1990.  However, in order to locate Railway ancestors’ records it is generally necessary to know the branch where they worked.  The Triennial List of Railway Employees published in the Victor...

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