Tuesday, July 29, 2008

August is Family history month at YPRL

Yarra Plenty Regional Library invites you to embark on a journey of discovery with a range of engaging family history activities during the month of August.

To coincide with National Family History Week 2nd - 10th August, activities early in the month include:

An introduction to researching your women ancestors
Eltham Library
Wednesday 6 August
10.30 am - 11.30 am

Preserving your family history
Lalor Library
Wednesday 6 August
7.00 pm - 8.00 pm

New books for family history researchers include the following:
Caledonia Australis by Don Watson
Family History research in the central goldfields of Victoria by Dorothy Wickham
Writing up your family history : a do it yourself guide by John Titford
Family History on the web by Stuart A Raymond
A dictionary of old trades, titles and occupations by Colin Waters
DNA and Family history by Chri Pomery
Tracing your Scottish ancestry by Kathleeen B Cory
Family photographs and how to date them by Jayne Shrimpton
Dating twentieth century photogrphs by Robert Pols
Abbreviations for Australian genelaogists collected and compled by Elizabeth Ellen Marks
Finding your German ancestors by Kevan M Hansen
The great Irish potato famine by James S Donnelly Jnr.
Emigrants and expats: a guide to UK emigration and residents overseas by Roger Kershaw
Single and free: female migration to Australia, 1833-1837 by Elizabeth Rushen
Early modern genealogy: researching your family history 1600-1838 by Paul Chambers
By the hand of death: inquests held for Geelong and District Vol 1 1837-1850
Footprints: the journey of Lucy and Percy Pepper
Preserving the past and present for the future: papers from the Sixth Victorian Family History state conference
Mt Alexander District Directory of Old Settlers and residents 1837-1856
Ballarat and District Pioneers and Old Residents Directory 1837-1855
West Gippsland Pioneers and Settlers Pre 1900
West Gippsland Early Settlers 1900-1925
Family history for beginners and beyond
Roots for kids
Occupational records in Australia by Cora Num
By the visitation of God: inquests held for Geelong & District Vol 2 1851-1859

CD- Roms
Sydney Morning Herald birth marriage death and funeral notices 1831-1853
Census of NSW 1828

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