Thursday, February 19, 2009

Basic Genealogy Class

Rosanna Library is hosting an Absolute basics in genealogy class this Saturday 21 February, 8.45 am - 10 am.

Some great websites to get you started:

Beginning Your Family History
Getting Started in Genealogy and Family History Home Page : Learning Centre
US. Although a commercial site and the info is aimed to US researchers, the info is well organised and is largely free.
Federation of Family History Societies : First Steps in Family History
UK. PDF. Includes links, particularly useful for beginning UK research
The National Archives (TNA) Family History
UK film clips with simple tips on getting key information and building your family tree
UK. Covers basic information in seven key points. Once the basics are mastered use the topics tab found at the top of the page for further tips. Eg. BDMs, census
International Genealogical Index
Universal Relationship Chart
Genealogy Help and Guides
The Gene Pool: Family Naming Traditions
Society of Australian Genealogists - Databases
AFHC - Australian Family History Compendium
The information on this site is arranged by category: Specific State or Territory, Archives, Civil Registration, Glossary, Guides, Indexes, Libraries, Maps, Locations, researchers Societies Software Australian sellers of genealogical items
AFHC - Registries of Birth, Death, Marriage Australia
Ballarat & District Genealogical Society Excellent links
Where to start GenTutorials - presented by Genwriters
US. Detailed steps including links
Queensland Historical BDM Index
Search the historical births, deaths and marriages indexes for all: births that occurred in Queensland between 1829 and 1914 deaths that occurred in Queensland between 1829 and 1929 marriages that occurred in Queensland between 1829 and 1929.
Genealogy and family history: Basic advice - Judy Webster
Family Tree Magazine & Practical Family History - Just Starting to UK based
Family History Getting started
What you can expect to see on a AUS BDM certificate

Diamond Valley library will continue its successful Family History Fest program next Wednesday Feb 25 when we look at the Victorian Historical Indexes.
Diamond Valley Library: Phone: 9434 3809

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