Author Archives: infolass

About infolass

Local and Family History Librarian, Yarra Plenty Regional Library, Melbourne, Australia

Book Review: See What I have Done by Sarah Schmidt

  Cold. Creepy. Claustrophobic. I have just finished reading a book that perhaps I would not normally have picked up.  You may have heard of it. As a debut novel it has amazing buzz and promotion from the book industry. … Continue reading

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Shire of Alexandra Civic Leaders history

A new book has been launched this month on the 150th anniversary of the Shire of Alexandra, about 90 kms north east of Melbourne, which was proclaimed on September 3, 1869. The e-book which can be downloaded from the Murrundindi Shire … Continue reading

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Breaking Down Brick Walls – Aspects of Irish Family History

I am pleased to be invited to speak to the Ballarat & District Genealogical Society for the Irish Ancestry Group on “Aspects of Irish Family History” this Saturday 9 October and am looking forward to travelling up for the day. … Continue reading

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Pandora Archive

I have recently granted the The National Library of Australia a copyright licence to include this blog in the PANDORA Archive. This licence permitted the Library to copy my publication into the Archive and to retain that copy and provide online … Continue reading

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Westminster’s Diary of a Victorian Clerk

Nathaniel Bryceson’s diary is back online. I visited Westminster Libraries and Archives in London in early 2013 as part of my Margery C. Ramsay Scholarship project. I was privileged to view the original diary of Nathaniel Bryceson which archives staff … Continue reading

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Menus, Maps and Manuscripts: story telling via content creation

I was delighted to be invited to speak at the upcoming annual Association of Eastern Historical Societies Conference on Saturday 27 June 2015 at the Karralyka Centre Ringwood. My presentation: Menus, Maps and Manuscripts: story telling via content creation discusses the following websites: … Continue reading

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Alexander Henderson Award

The Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies (AIGS) presents two prestigious Awards annually for people who have published their family history. The Alexander Henderson Award is for ‘the best Australian Family History’ and the Don Grant Award is for ‘the best … Continue reading

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