Family History Month

Researching your family history?  Feeling a bit frustrated about where to look next?  Looking for some inspiration? August is National Family History Month and YPRL have a number of events to feed your passion. From personal reminiscences to tech tips, there is something for everyone, from beginners to advanced researchers. Expert speakers will present on…
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Invisible Farmer

The Invisible Farmer Project  is the largest study of Australian women on the land.  Initiated by Museums Victoria this three year project (2017-2020) aims to create new histories of rural Australia, reveal the hidden histories of women on the land, learn more about the diverse, innovative and vital role of women in agriculture, stimulate public discussions…
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New items in collection for family historians Part 2

As family historians getting inspired this National Family History Month, we are happy to add new items to our collection to help assist with your research needs.  The following titles would be of interest for your personal archives management. The list also includes the latest publications from Unlock the Past See the full list of new…
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History of the handkerchief

Elizabeth Banham member of the Heidelberg Historical Society and Embroiderers Guild Victoria will be the speaker at the August meeting of Heidelberg Historical Society. With a love of textiles and history, Elizabeth decided to research the history of handkerchiefs which she will outline in this public talk.  Handkerchiefs have been around for centuries and their functions and appearances…
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Education Records

It is Family History month.  Retired teacher and genealogist Beryl O'Gorman will take us back to our school days at Lalor Library Thursday 2 August to kick off our month long program.  She will also provide tips on how to access education records for your family history research. Researching pupil and students records or teacher…
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Poppies for Remembrance

In recent years, members of our community contributed thousands of hand crafted poppies for the Centenary of World War One remembrance 5000 Poppies project.  This project is still going strong with major installations being planned towards the end of the year to acknowledge the end of the War in 1918. Whittlesea Agricultural Society will be…
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