Monday, August 05, 2019
The next meeting of the Heidelberg Historical Society presents Christina Twomey (Professor of History and Head of the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University) who will present her talk:
The Battle Within- POWs in post war Australia.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Winter is the perfect time to discover your own unique family story. August is National Family History Month and Yarra Plenty Regional Library is delivering a program of speakers and workshops to help you connect with your past. From tips for researching, preserving and sharing your family stories to inspiring stories of the past.
The library is a great place to start your research journey with free access to subscription websites such as Ancestry and Find My past and the opportunity to join a genealogy group or get advice from other researchers.
It is important to gather stories from family members, especially from Grandparents, gather family records and identify heritage photos. You will soon be on a path to discover more and with increased digitised and indexed records online, online trees and the DNA revolution there has never been a better time to start your family history journey.
Look for these upcoming events (note, some events require bookings) and more via National Family History Month
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Thursday, April 11, 2019
|Ship David Clark Caming [sic] into the Harbour of Malta 1820" courtesy of Lance Pymple|
The David Clark was the first ship to bring assisted immigrants direct to Port Phillip in October 1839. All were Scots and many settled in the Kangaroo Ground and Heidelberg districts including the Bell family.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Thursday, March 07, 2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
New Year holidays often inspire new goals and a sense of starting over. This year, Marie Kondo’s The Life-changing Magic of Tidying– now also on Netflix has caught second hand and charity stores off guard as a major trend in de-cluttering and tidying consumes many families home for the school holidays.