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So many events, So little time…...

So many events, So little time….
July is set to be a big month for family history. There’s the VAFHO Annual General Meeting & Seminar on Friday 20th July at PROV, North Melbourne if you’re a brave soul and don’t mind the Friday afternoon traffic. National Family History Week is from 27th July to 5th August this year, and the Family History FeastĀ on 30th [...]

Pakenham Cemetery Tour

Pakenham Cemetery Tour
Pakenham Cemetery We’re celebrating History Week (23-30 October) with a tour of the Pakenham Cemetery at 11 am on 30th October 2011. Gazetted in 1865, this picturesque little cemetery has many stories to tell, so come and hear a few of them with us. Cost – $5 per person (tea and coffee supplied). Bookings are essential, to book or [...]

VAFHO AGM & Seminar 2011

VAFHO AGM & Seminar 2011
The Victorian Association of Family History Organisations (VAFHO) are holding their AGM on Saturday August 27th (1 pm to 4 pm) at the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) – and you’re invited! Don’t miss this opportunity to do a little research at either PROV or National Archives Australia on the day and listen to two great [...]

Spreading Branches Issue 89

Spreading Branches Issue 89
Spreading Branches Issue 89 The latest edition of our quarterly newsletter Spreading Branches is out this weekend and again we say “Well done” to our newsletter editor, Pam. But that’s not all we want to say, we’re very excited to be able to say that Spreading Branches has been judged runner up in this year’s (20 [...]

A Feast to whet your appetite.

A Feast to whet your appetite.
Yes, I know I should have been doing school work or possibly something for the family history group, but yesterday I took leave of my responsibilities (but not my senses) and took myself to the Family History Feast at the State Library of Victoria. Congratulations to the State Library of Victoria, the Public Record Office Victoria, the Nation [...]

Our First “Ask Granny” Wo...

Our First “Ask Granny” Workshop
The “Ask Granny” program was developed in Athens and Clarke County, Georgia, USA by Greg Crane and Judy Russell. The program’s focus is to encourage senior citizens to write down their family history and memories before it is too late. Greg and Judy have developed specially formatted materials that feature large print and ar [...]

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Bunurong Cemetery plaque It was a beautiful day in Melbourne today – the sun was shining and the birds were singing and we’ve spent the afternoon out and about. I’ve been waiting for a really nice day to complete a Random Act of Genealogical Kindness because there’s nothing more morose than a picture of a grave or ceme [...]