Heritage research video guide

heritage enquiries smallAre you keen to continue on with your local history or family records research? Navigating the various databases and websites can be tricky so our Heritage Curation, Community Engagement Librarian put together some how-to videos. You can always access these videos via our YouTube channel. 

Introduction to Ancestry

A guide to getting started and navaigating your way in the Ancestry database.

See how to log into Ancestry in the instructions below.

https://youtu.be/jOho5eNHUaY

ancestry title card

 

Discovering Military Records

Discover the range of military records you can search online, and find out what your ancestors did during the wars of the 20th century.

Resources used in this video:
AIF Project
Commonwealth War Graves
National Archives of Australia
Australian War Memorial

https://youtu.be/BlKOuEQBHio

miltiary title card

 

Finding Families

This video points you in the right direction to discover the principles of family history research and the range of resources available online.

Resources used in this video:
Births Deaths and Marriages Victoria
Public Record Office Victoria
Ancestry Library Edition (accessible through the Hobsons Bay Libraries website)
Trove

https://youtu.be/lNv-nqQdg9Y

finding families title card

 

Who lived in my house?

This video will point you in the right direction to uncover the history of your house, from finding historic maps and plans, to discovering the names and stories of the people who lived in your home.

Resources used in this video:
State Library of Victoria
Sands & McDougall directories
Ancestry Library Edition (accessible through the Hobsons Bay Libraries website)
Trove

https://youtu.be/3f75VD4r0GQ

House History title card

 

Online heritage help 

Did you know the heritage team are still taking online enquiries?

Need a hand with your heritage research? Ask our dedicated heritage team. Using the latest in digital technology and storytelling, combined with a team of specialist staff, they are able to bring the past alive for you. Whether it's the history of your house or finding the missing branch in your family tree - the library is a great place to start.

Please use this form or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Both Ancestry and Find my Past are now temporarily available from home while the library is closed.

To access Ancestry, you will need to log into your library account and access it through there. 

To access Find my Past, please contact the heritage team using theThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or form below to request login access. 

Ancestry  find my past