Hallidays Point Library will be one of a number of Mid Coast libraries to host workshops to educate the community on researching family history in August as part of national family history month 2018.
On Tuesday, August 7 Hallidays Point Library will hold a ‘Finding convicts’ workshop from 2-3pm, followed by ‘Tools to research your family history’, from 3.30-4.30pm.
Taree library will host sessions on ‘NSW land records online’ on Wednesday, August 1, from 10.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.30pm
At Harrington library, workshops will include ‘DNA and your family’, on Monday, August 13 from 11am-12pm, and ‘Tools to research your family history’ from 1-2pm.
Piecing together your family tree is a great way to honour those who’ve come before you and preserve their stories for your future generations.
As part of national family history month 2018, MidCoast Libraries will partner with Manning Wallamba Family History Society to assist you in understanding how to go about researching your family’s past.
The workshops will arm you with the tools and resources to find about how your family members came to settle in Australia and where they originated from.
You’ll be equipped to uncover stories of the heroes, inventors, matriarchs and black sheep who are part of your family’s history.
Workshops will cover topics that include searching properties across NSW, exploring your convict past, and DNA and your family.
MidCoast Council’s manager of libraries, Chris Jones said the events will be a terrific platform to encourage locals to start thinking about their family history.
“Through our valuable partnership with Manning Wallamba Family History Society, we’ve seen so many families expand and reconnect with relatives they never knew existed; it’s a great way to bring people together.”
In addition to the workshops, volunteers from the Manning Wallamba Family History Society are on hand Monday through to Saturday each week at Taree Library from 10am – 1pm.
Locals interested in documenting and sharing their family stories in the MidCoast region can also keep an eye out for the launch of the MidCoast stories website in September.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details of how to get involved.
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