Victoria, Australia Genealogy
Victoria, first known as the Port Phillip district, was separated from New South Wales and became an independent colony in 1851. Its capital is Melbourne.
Getting started with Victorian research
Numerous articles are available on FamilySearch Wiki to help you get started in family history. This portal will provide links to articles about general research topics.
In Victoria there are 79 councils that provides local government for a specific geographical area within the State. These local councils are considered a separate tier of government in addition to Federal and State governments.
The State Library of Victoria has published several family history research guides covering adoption, beginners, ships, WW1 soldiers and more.
Family History Feast
The annual Family History Feast is a day of free information sessions for family history researchers.
Discover the major Victorian government agencies for genealogical research and how they can help with your family history research.
It is held annually during National Family History Week and includes the Victorian Association of Family History Organisations Don Grant Lecture.
The event is organised jointly by the Public Record Office Victoria, National Archives of Australia (Victorian office), Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages and the State Library of Victoria.
Click on the following link and you can listen to a selection of the 2010 Family History Feast (FHF) lectures; following is a listing of some of the lectures.
Geoffrey Blainey on family history
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