Victorian Genealogy

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Books


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GENERAL

 

WORLDCAT

A global catalog of library collections.

https://www.worldcat.org/

 

TROVE - BOOKS AND LIBRARIES

This includes:

To find these using keywords: use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Books and Libraries".

https://trove.nla.gov.au/

 

GOOGLE BOOKS

Google Books is a service from Google Inc. that searches the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition (OCR), and stored in its digital database. Books that in the public domain (out of copyright or if the copyright owner has given permission) are available for "full view" and can be downloaded for free. Scanned books are mainly from American, English and European libraries.

https://books.google.com.au/

 

PROJECT GUTENBERG

Project Gutenberg offers over 58,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

https://www.gutenberg.org/

 

PROJECT GUTENBERG AUSTRALIA

Download free ebooks in the public domain in Australia. Includes classics, fiction and nonfiction on a variety of subjects, including Australian history.

http://gutenberg.net.au/

 

INTERNET ARCHIVE

It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain (out of copyright or if the copyright owner has given permission) books. Scanned books are mainly from American, Canadian, European and Indian libraries.

https://archive.org/

 

GENEALOGICAL BOOKS

 

See Family Histories

 

FINDMYPAST - INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH DIRECTORY

This Genealogical Research Directory Set contains each directory from 1981 to 1993. Each directory includes 35,000 to 100,000 entries of family names which are all listed in alphabetical order from contributors in 30 countries. They are searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/international-genealogical-research-directory

 

FAMILYSEARCH - BOOKS

The Family History Library sponsored by FamilySearch is the largest genealogical library in the world. The Family History Library is actively digitizing its family histories, local histories, and other collections to make them searchable and available online to researchers worldwide.

https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/

 

HISTORICAL BOOKS

 

See Directories and Handbooks.

See Biographies.

 

PROJECT GUTENBERG AUSTRALIA

Download free ebooks in the public domain in Australia. Includes classics, fiction and nonfiction on a variety of subjects, including Australian history.

http://gutenberg.net.au/

 

FAMILYSEARCH - BOOKS

The Family History Library sponsored by FamilySearch is the largest genealogical library in the world. The Family History Library is actively digitizing its family histories, local histories, and other collections to make them searchable and available online to researchers worldwide.

https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/

 

BOOKS

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, DISCOVERY AND SETTLEMENT OF PORT PHILLIP

James Bonwick. Discovery and Settlement of Port Phillip. Melbourne, Australia: Goodall & Demine, 1856. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30317

 

FINDMYPAST - CHRONICLES OF EARLY MELBOURNE 1835-1851

This is under “Victoria Histories”. It is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/victoria-histories

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA, THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF THE UPPER MURRAY, 1835 TO 1845. WITH A SHORT ACCOUNT OF OVER TWO HUNDRED RUNS, 1835-1880

Dr. Arthur Andrews. The First Settlement of the Upper Murray, 1835 to 1845. With A Short Account of over Two Hundred Runs, 1835-1880. Sydney, Australia: D.S. Ford Printers, 1920. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30315

 


ANCESTRY - THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF AUSTRALIA, TASMANIA, AND NEW ZEALAND

The Rise and Progress of Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand in Which Will Be Found a Colonial Directory; Increase and Habits of Population; Tables of Revenue and Expenditure; Commercial Growth and Present Position of Each Dependency; Intelletual, Social & Moral Condition of the People, &c., Gathered From Authentic Sources, Official Documents, and Personal Observation in Each of the Colonies, Cities, and Provinces. London, England: Saunders & Otley, 1857.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=30370


ANCESTRY - FIFTY YEARS OF PROGRESS IN AUSTRALIA 1878-1928

Aidan De Brune, ed. Fifty Years of Progress in Australia 1878-1928. Australia: Halstead Printing Company Ltd, 1929. This may be browsed and it is searchable.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=34445


FINDMYPAST - VICTORIA AND ITS METROPOLIS 1888

This is under “Victoria Histories”. It is searchable.

https://search.findmypast.com.au/search-world-Records/victoria-histories

 

FAMILYSEARCH - A JUBILEE HISTORY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF VICTORIA BY ROBERT HAMILTON

Published by M. L Hutchinson in Melbourne in 1888.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/239850?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - BALLARAT AND VICINITY: A CONDENSED BUT COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNT OF HER FINANCIAL, COMMERCIAL, MANUFACTURING, MINING, AND AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES; HER PROGRESS AND POPULATION IN THE PAST AND POSSIBILITIES IN THE FUTURE. EDITED BY W.B. KIMBERLY PUBLISHED 1800s.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/412839?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - NOTES ON COLAC'S HISTORY COVERING THE PERIOD ABOUT 1840 TO 1930 BY ISAAC HEBB

Typescript in possession of Colac & District Historical Centre, Colac.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/391277?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - THE HISTORY OF WARRNAMBOOL, CAPITAL OF THE WESTERN PORTS OF VICTORIA FROM 1847 UP TO THE END OF 1886 BY RICHARD OSBORNE PUBLISHED 1887

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/238192?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - COACHES CALLED HERE: A HISTORY OF BUANGOR AND SURROUNDING DISTRICTS BY TIM ALLENDER AND DES BRENNAN PUBLISHED C1996.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/690332?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

FAMILYSEARCH - CROATIAN AND SLAV PIONEERS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND VICTORIA BY MARY STENNING PUBLISHED 1997

https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1280337?availability=Family%20History%20Library

 

 

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