Yarra Plenty Regional Library services the outer municipalities of Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Banyule in the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
This blog informs our community about current events, resources, including websites that can assist an Australian family history researcher with their research. It is has been operating since 2006 and is managed by the Local and Family History Librarian.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Become a living ancestor
Wednesday 13 August
10.30am – 11.30am
Beryl O’Gormanwill provide tips on how to record your real life story for you and your descendants.
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.
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.
Public Record Office Victoria holds a wide range of records that document houses, properties and buildings in Victoria. Nicole Llewellyn will outline how property research can add to your family history