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[[Image:Australia with Victoria highlighted.png|right|155px|Victoria]]  
 
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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  ==
 
== Getting started with Victorian research  ==
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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. <br>In Victoria, councils are established and operate under various State Government laws, including the Constitution Act 1975 and the Local Government Act 1989.<br>These councils vary in geographical size and population. They are responsible for providing and maintaining public buildings, and services to their communities.<br>  
 
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. <br>In Victoria, councils are established and operate under various State Government laws, including the Constitution Act 1975 and the Local Government Act 1989.<br>These councils vary in geographical size and population. They are responsible for providing and maintaining public buildings, and services to their communities.<br>  
  
[http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/localgovernment/find-your-local-council List of Victorian Local Councils]  
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<br> [http://www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/localgovernment/find-your-local-council List of Victorian Local Councils]  
  
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*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)  
 
*(helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)  
 
*(language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
 
*(language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)
 
=== 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 [http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/event/family-history-feast Family History Feast]&nbsp; (FHF) lectures; following is a listing of some of the lectures.
 
 
Geoffrey Blainey on family history<br>Philip Thiel on genealogy &amp; creative nonfiction<br>Peter Gloury on Victoria's recorded history<br>Kim Burrell on the National Archives of Australia<br>Sandra Burt on archives for family historians<br>Joan Hunt on finding family on the goldfields<br>Patricia Grimshaw on women &amp; family history<br>Geelong Heritage Centre archive<br>PROV online &amp; in person<br>Mark Brennan on archives and migration<br>
 
  
 
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== Events  ==
 
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*[http://www.familyhistoryweek.org.au/about.htm National Family History Week] July 27th to August 7th 2011<br>
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*National Family History Week July 31st to August 8th 2010
*[http://bit.ly/ehqPMx The Third Australasian Scottish Genealogy Conference]&nbsp;This conference entitled&nbsp; '<span style="font-style: italic;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Catch the </span></span>'''''Moments'''''' '''''Scotland 1750 to 1850 "A Century of Transformation"''''' will be held on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April 2011 - click on the link for more information.
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*[[Australia, New South Wales, Sydney Index to Bounty Immigrants (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Bounty Immigrants 1828-1842 Index at Record Search soon]]
 
*[[Australia, New South Wales, Sydney Index to Bounty Immigrants (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Bounty Immigrants 1828-1842 Index at Record Search soon]]
  
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*[[Victoria Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Victoria BMDs|Births, Marriages and Deaths]]
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*[[Australia Census|Census]]
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*[[Victoria Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Victoria Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Shipping'- Victoria Australia|Shipping]]
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Victoria

Contents

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.

Principles of Family History Research

  1. Identify What You Know
  2. Decide What You Want to Learn
  3. Select Records to Search
  4. Obtain and Search the Records
  5. Use the Information

Jurisdictions

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.
In Victoria, councils are established and operate under various State Government laws, including the Constitution Act 1975 and the Local Government Act 1989.
These councils vary in geographical size and population. They are responsible for providing and maintaining public buildings, and services to their communities.


List of Victorian Local Councils

Research Tools

Research guides

The State Library of Victoria has published several family history research guides covering adoption, beginners, ships, WW1 soldiers and more.

  • (helpful tools and resources, gazetteers)
  • (language dictionary, handwriting guide or tutorial, etc.)

Help Wanted

Interested in editing or adding to the Wiki? The Victoria page needs you! Here are some simple ways you can add information other researchers need!

Events

  • National Family History Week July 31st to August 8th 2010

Things You Can Do

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  • Victoria makes its indexes to births, deaths and marriages available online.