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PROVguide 72: List of Guides

Records Information – Numerical List of Guides

PROVguides provide information about Public Record Office Victoria’s research facilities and services, and give an overview of records on particular research areas.

HOW TOguides provide step by step instructions on how to search and/or order records within the Public Record Office collection.  HOW TOguides are listed below and can be distinguished by an *.

Guides are available online from the Research Tools menu in PROV’s online catalogue: www.access.prov.vic.gov.au, or through the links below.

Number

Title

Subject

 

Subject List of Guides

Records Information

1

PROV’s Reading Room and Reference Services

Service Information

2

Copying Services

Copying and Publishing Public Records

3

Copying Services – Government Access

Copying and Publishing Public Records

4

Ordering and Collecting Public Records – Government Access

Online Catalogue

5

Cemetery Records

Family History

6

Property Research at PROV

Land, Places and Local History

7

Handling Records

Records Information

8

Ordering Inquest Records

Online Catalogue

8*

How To Order an Inquest Record

Online Catalogue

9

Ballarat Archives Centre Reading Room

Service Information

10

Ballarat Archives Centre Records

Records Information

11

Public Records in Local Communities

Records Information

12

Registering and Maintaining a Government User Account

Online Catalogue

12*

How To Register as a Government User

Online Catalogue

13

How to Cite Public Records

Copying and Publishing Public Records

14

Special Access

Records Information

15

Search Agents

Research Organisations

16

Victorian Record Centres

Record Holding Institutions

17

Interstate Archives, Libraries and Births, Deaths and Marriages Registrars

Record Holding Institutions

18

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Family History

19

Registering and Maintaining a Public User Account

Online Catalogue

19*

How To Register as a Public User

Online Catalogue

20

Searching for Records Online

Online Catalogue

21

Ordering Records

Online Catalogue

22

PROV Records Access Service Charter

Service Information

23

PROV’s Digitised Records and Online Indexes

Online Catalogue

24

Use of Digital Cameras in PROV Reading Rooms

Copying and Publishing Public Records

25

Copyright for Researchers

Copying and Publishing Public Records

26

Using Births, Deaths and Marriages Indexes at PROV

Family History

27

PROV Reading Room Conditions

Service Information

28

Public Works Department – Building Services Agency Plans

Land, Places and Local History

29

Wills and Probate Records 1841 – 1925

Wills and Probate

29*

How To Order Will and Probate 1841 – 1925

Wills and Probate

30

Parish and Township Working Plans Online

Land, Places and Local History

32*

How To Search Company Registration Files

Land, Places and Local History

33

Police Records

Courts and Criminal Justice

33*

How To Access Police Records

Courts and Criminal Justice

35

Hotels and Liquor Licensing

Land, Places and Local History

36

Microform Records at PROV

Service Information

38*

How To Search Certificates of Discharge

Land, Places and Local History

39*

How To Search Hospital Records

Education, Health and Welfare

41*

How To Search Court Records

Courts and Criminal Justice

42*

How To Search Planning Schemes

Land, Places and Local History

49

Ships’ Crew

Transport

50

Locating and Copying Ships’ Passenger Lists

Transport

50*

How To Search Passenger Lists

Transport

51

Family History Research at PROV

Family History

52

Immigration Records

Transport

53

British Post World War II Immigration

Transport

54

Ships and Shipping Movements

Transport

55

Land Records

Land, Places and Local History

55*

How To Search Land Selection Files

Land, Places and Local History

56

Education Records

Education, Health and Welfare

57

Convict Records

Courts and Criminal Justice

58

Prison Records

Courts and Criminal Justice

59

Mental Health Records

Education, Health and Welfare

60

Adoption, Wardship and Related Records

Education, Health and Welfare

61

Divorce Records

Courts and Criminal Justice

61*

How To Search Divorce Records

Family History

62

Public Transport – Railways

Transport

63

Public Transport – Tramways

Transport

63*

How To Search Tramway Records

Transport

64

City of Melbourne

Land, Places and Local History

65

Aboriginal Records at PROV

Koorie Heritage

66

PROV’s Archival Control Model

Records Information

67

Koorie Index of Names Project

Koorie Heritage

67*

How To Search the KIN Database

Koorie Heritage

68

Wills and Probate Records from 1926

Wills and Probate

68A*

How To Search Will and Probate 1926 – 1992

Wills and Probate

68B*

How To Search Will and Probate 1993 – 2003

Wills and Probate

69

Public Transport Photographic Collection Online

Transport

70

Wills and Probate Records

Wills and Probate

71

Inquest Records

Courts and Criminal Justice

74

Women’s Archives Online

Online Catalogue

76*

How To Search Public Building Files

Land, Places and Local History


2 Comments to PROVguide 72: List of Guides

  1. M.Le's Gravatar M.Le
    December 31, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    I work for Castlemaine Health as s Youth Worker and am looking to correctly classify all of our records in the Housing Department. In a previous role I have classified the records for a Housing Association and hope that you can send me the PROV Guide for Housing.
    Kind regards
    Ms. M. Le

    • ReadingRoom's Gravatar ReadingRoom
      January 2, 2014 at 10:37 am | Permalink

      Good morning Ms Le

      This page may be of assistance to you in classifying your records:

      http://prov.vic.gov.au/government

      Kind regards
      Reading Room

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