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Family history can be a labyrinth. Trace your own story with confidence by following the basics of establishing your family tree, using our helpful tips and shortcuts, and reading family history case studies. For seasoned travelers, as well as those just starting out, this book is brimming with information about popular and less well-known records on immigration, land and housing, education, employment, health and legal issues. It also provides a tantalising glimpse into other ways to explore research. You can download this guide book by double clicking on the image below and selecting the share icon to the bottom right.



Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples