Monday, July 21, 2014

Fancy some family history?

Fancy some family history? August is National Family History Month.  Be inspired and learn how you can explore your family tree at the library with our special guest speakers and events.
Ivanhoe Library
Tuesday 5 August
1.00pm – 2.00pm
FamilySearch’s Jenny Harkness will introduce this free, popular and growing online resource for your family history research.
Rosanna Library
Tuesday 12 August
11.00am – 12noon
Local History groups are an excellent resource for family history research.  Graham and Angela will discuss how to find information on family members in lived in the Banyule area using the resources of Heidelberg Historical Society.
Thursday 28 August
10.30am – 11.30am
Ian Minchen’s Brothers in Arms captures the struggles of an Australian family from their immigration from Ireland through two World Wars. Ian will discuss his research journey and pathway to getting published.  Copies will be available for sale.
Watsonia Library
Women and Emigration – why they came
Tuesday 19 August
11.00am – 12.00pm
Genealogist Beryl O’Gorman will examine our ancestral women and the reasons why they emigrated. This talk has an Irish slant but should be of interest to all.
Lalor Library
Become a living ancestor
Wednesday 13 August
10.30am – 11.30am
Beryl  O’Gorman will provide tips on how to record your real life story for you and your descendants.
Mill Park Library
Tuesday 12 August
5.00pm – 8.00pm
Bring along your family history project and spend a couple of quiet hours chasing your ancestors in congenial company. Access to genealogy subscription websites and advice will be available. Bookings required.
Thursday 14 August
11.00am – 12.00pm
Learn how to explore historical newspapers, photos, websites and more with this powerful free search engine focusing on Australia and Australians.
Friday 15 August
11.00am – 12.00pm
Bring in your family and local history photos and we will scan them for you.
Monday 18 August
12.00pm – 1.00pm
An overview of the genealogy subscription websites researchers can access for free in the library
Tuesday 26 August
11.00am – 12pm
The final resting place of your ancestor can provide rich information for your family history.  Family History Librarian Liz will provide tips on researching cemetery records.
Thomastown Library
Thursday 7 August
10.30am – 11.30am
Join Family History Librarian Liz with tips on how to preserve and document your precious heritage photos.
Wednesday August 13
2.00pm – 3.00pm
Cemetery Historian Dr. Celestina  Sagazio will discuss Melbourne's iconic and historically significant cemetery, characterised by its prime location, notable interments and Prime Ministers' Garden.
Wednesday August 27
 1.30pm – 2.30 pm
Daniela Zannoni has recorded the successes and tragedies of her Italian migrant family through her book My Mother’s Memories.  Daniela will discuss her research journey and pathway to getting published.  Copies will be available for sale.
Eltham Library
Friday August 1
10.30am –11.30am
Public Record Office Victoria holds a wide range of records that document houses, properties and buildings in VictoriaNicole Llewellyn will outline how property research can add to your family history
Tuesday 5 August
7.00pm – 8.30pm
Meet our panel of Local authors who will share their experiences and answer questions about writing your own.
Thursday 21 August
7.00pm – 8.00pm
Your library card gives you free access to family history research information, including Ancestry, and many more. Find out how.

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