Monday, July 28, 2014

Family History Month



August is Family History Month and Campaspe Regional Library is offering a series of talks about some of the resources available.

  • Introduction to Online Resources
    A 2 hour session introducing some of the major online databases available free to researchers.
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    Ancestry is probably the biggest subscription database for family history records worldwide, and is available free using the library computer or wifi.
  • FamilySearch
    Created by the Mormon Church, FamilySearch is the result of millions of hours of transcription of parish and other records worldwide and is free for anyone to search.
  • PROV
    The Public Records Office of Victoria holds the records of the State Government of Victoria and has a number of databases of digitised records available.
  • Trove
    Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations.  Search digitised newspapers, books, images, maps, music, archives and more.
     
  • National Archives of Australia
    Discover more than 100 years of Australian Government records, documenting the history of individuals, communities, and the nation including military records, naturalisations, passenger lists and more.
     
  • World War 1
    With the Centennary of the start of WW1 this year a number of projects helping people research their WW1 ancestors online have been developed.
     
  • Organising Your Research
    As you gather more and more information about your family, keeping organised and being able to find and link people and data becomes more difficult.  Gain some hints and tips of how to make organising easy.
Various sessions are being held in Echuca, Kyabram and Rochester libraries and bookings for all these talks are now open via our Campaspe Regional Library website.  You can also see the events taking place all over Australia through the Family History Month website.

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a great program.

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  2. Thanks Jill - I really love running these classes.

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