Victorian Genealogy

Finding People and Places in Victoria, Australia.

 


Images

 

See Art Galleries.

See Archives.

See Libraries and Mechanics' Institutes.

See Museums.

See Genealogical Websites under Websites.

 

Also see Aerial and Satellite Photographs.

 

IMAGES

 

GOOGLE - IMAGES

https://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&gws_rd=ssl

 

FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS

Flickr is a popular photo-sharing and hosting service. It supports an active and engaged community where people share and explore each other's photos. You can share and host hundreds of your own pictures on Flickr for free.

https://www.flickr.com/

 

PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE VICTORIA - PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTIONS

Public Record Office Victoria holds a wide variety of photographic images; it includes both digitised and non-digitised photograph collections.

https://prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/photographic-collections

 

STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA

Images may be searched through the catalogue.

http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/

 

MUSEUMS VICTORIA - THE BIGGEST FAMILY ALBUM IN AUSTRALIA COLLECTION

https://collections.museumvictoria.com.au/articles/2975

 

TROVE - IMAGES, MAPS AND ARTEFACTS

This includes

To find these using keywords: use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Images, Maps and Artefacts".

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


TROVE - DIARIES, LETTERS, ARCHIVES

This includes:

To find these using keywords: use the pulldown menu to do a specific search for "Diaries, Letters, Archives".

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

 

VICTORIAN COLLECTIONS

A free collections management system for Victoria's cultural organisations and a tool for students, researchers and curious minds.

https://victoriancollections.net.au/

 

FAMILYSEARCH - MEMORIES

Users may upload photographs or search for already uploaded photographs.

https://www.familysearch.org/photos/

 

ANCESTRY - PUBLIC MEMBER PHOTOS AND SCANNED DOCUMENTS

This includes 234 million photos submitted to Ancestry family trees by users who have indicated that their tree can be viewed by all Ancestry members.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1093

 

ANCESTRY - PRIVATE MEMBER PHOTOS

This includes 79 million family tree photos submitted to Ancestry family trees by users who have indicated that their tree can only be viewed by Ancestry members to whom they have granted permission to see their tree.

https://www.ancestry.ca/search/collections/1094/

 

ANCESTRY - AUSTRALIA HISTORICAL POSTCARDS

Mary Martin Postcards (www.MaryLMartin.com), Perryville, MD, USA. These are searchable by place.

https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1707

 

DATING OF IMAGES

Photographs and paintings of people may be dated by the style of clothing.

Photographs may be dated by the name and location of the photographer. See Photographers.

 

FACIAL RECOGNITION

 

FAMILYSEARCH - COMPARE-A-FACE

Compare-a-Face uses facial recognition technology to analyze a picture of you, along with old family photos. It gives each pairing a resemblance percentage and ranks relatives' faces in order of resemblance.

https://www.familysearch.org/discovery/compare

 

AMAZON - REKOGNITION

Amazon Rekognition provides fast and accurate face search, allowing you to identify a person in a photo or video using your private repository of face images. You can also verify identity by analyzing a face image against images you have stored for comparison.

https://aws.amazon.com/rekognition/

 

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTIONS

 

CONVICT RECORDS

From the 1820s convict indents included a physical description for identification purposes. These included complexion, hair colour, eye colour, particular marks or scars, and height. See Convict Records.

Many convicts committed further crimes in Victoria and their physical description may be seen in their prison records. Their photograph may also be seen in their prison records from about 1870 if they were given a sentence of six months or longer. See Prison Records.

 

IMMIGRATION RECORDS

Passports issued by German governments in the 19th century included physical descriptions of the passport holder.

Some immigration records include detailed physical descriptions.

 

CRIMINAL RECORDS

Physical descriptions of criminals and other people wanted by the police were given in police gazettes. See Criminal Records.

 

PRISON RECORDS

Physical descriptions of prisoners were given in prison records. From about 1870 prison records included photographs for prisoners given a sentence of six months or longer. See Prison Records.

 

MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS

Physical descriptions of military service personnel are included in military service records. Photographs may be included from World War 2 onwards. See Military Service Records.

 

 

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