Thursday, July 28, 2016

Family History Month

August is Family History Month and Campaspe Regional Library is offering a range of classes at all our library branches.  Below is a list of sessions and times, bookings are available via our homepage and all sessions are free. 

Date and Time
Echuca Branch
Ancestry Library Edition
Monday 15th August 3pm-4pm

Monday 15th August 4pm-5pm

Trove and the National Library
Tuesday 16th August 3pm-4pm

Public Records Office of Victoria
Tuesday 16th August 4pm-5pm

National Archives of Australia
Thursday 18th August 3pm-4pm

Military Records
Thursday 18th August 4pm-5pm

Irish Family History
Monday 22nd August 3pm-4pm

German Family history
Monday 22nd August 4pm-5pm

Thursday 25th August 3pm-4pm

Organising Your Research
Thursday 25th August 4pm-5pm

Online Resources
Sunday 28th August 2.30pm-4pm
Ancestry Library Edition
Monday 8th August 11am-12noon

German Family History
Monday 8th August 1pm-2pm

Trove and the National Library
Monday 8th August 2pm-3pm
Ancestry Library Edition
Friday 5th August 11am-12noon

Friday 5th August 1pm-2pm

Irish Family History
Friday 5th August 2pm-3pm
Ancestry Library Edition
Monday 29th August 11am-12noon

National Archives of Australia
Monday 29th August 1pm-2pm

Public Records Office of Victoria
Monday 29th August 2pm-3pm
Ancestry Library Edition
Monday 1st August 11am-12 noon

Military Records
Monday 1st August 1pm-2pm

Monday 1st August 2pm-3pm

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

We Were There Too - Jewish Londoners in WW1

A new resource designed to honour the lives of Jewish Londoners involved in the First World War has launched online.
Unveiled at Bevis Marks Synagogue on Thursday 30 June, We Were There Too enables users to share and search for details of ancestors who served overseas and on the Home Front, ranging from soldiers to nurses.
The site also provides access to an array of historic photographs, video clips and documents, as well as a memorial wall that allows people to light a virtual Yahrzeit candle – traditionally lit on the anniversary of a loved one’s death.
 We Were There Too provides an insight into Jewish life in London in the early part of the 20th century and gives easy access to a number of diverse research sources, brought together for the first time, for personal exploration. As the site develops, more collections of rare material will be added, so revisit the site to see what's new.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Second Air Division Digital Archive

The Second Air Division Digital Archive gathers together more than 30,000 historic photographs, letters, diaries and memoirs relating to members of the Second Air Division of the United States Air Force.
One of three divisions of the Eighth United States Army Air Force (USAAF), at its full strength the organisation controlled 14 heavy bomber airfields in Norfolk and north-east Suffolk, along with five fighter airfields. Sadly, nearly 7,000 of its personnel lost their lives in the line of duty between 1942 and 1945.
Split into sections such as ‘Aircraft and Equipment’, ‘Places’ and ‘War and Remembrance’, notable documents found by browsing the site include a mission diary kept by Richard Vincent of the 445th Bomb Group (Tibenham), plus letters of condolence received following a fatal training session crash that killed nine crew.
However, the resource also provides access to more lighthearted records, showing the close links between the airmen and local communities. An entire sub-section is devoted to war brides and weddings, while an extensive photo gallery reveals how airmen held a rodeo event at Norwich City FC’s Carrow Road ground.
The digitization of these records has been made possible through a generous donation from the legacy of Bernard Newmark, a veteran of the 458th Bomb Group (Horsham St Faith) made through the Second Air Division Memorial Trust.