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Family History Month 2022

Liz Pidgeon

21 July, 2022

Diving into your family history, mapping out your tree, preserving your old photos, researching across archives and continents has grown in popularity over the years. It can all start from the discovery of a cache of letters, documents or photos or perhaps it is inspired by needing a retirement project. The easy access to digitised records and the development of genetic genealogy makes your research even easier as you discover where you come from!

In August, YPRL embraces National Family History Month! There is something for everyone, author and expert speakers, a cemetery tour, opportunity to discuss your research challenge, beginner talks, hands on workshops; create a digital story, scan your precious photos or create your own book to keep family memories or food including recipes and photos. Meet members of the Melbourne Dead Persons Society and more.

Check out ALL FAMILY HISTORY MONTH EVENTS or explore local and family history page for resources, tips and more.

No Ordinary Convict Book cover


Guest Speakers:


Beginner Talks



In addition,  some external online webinars  include:

National Library of Australia's : Chinese Australian Family History

State Library of Victoria's Finding Families,

State Library of Victoria's Welfare records for family history

State Library of Victoria's Newsworthy

State Library New South Wales are also offering a range of online events for family history month

Visit our Family History page for beginner tips and links to resources.  Members can also access Ancestry and Find My Past Library Editions, British Newspapers Archive (in library access only) and Gale Primary Sources (24/7 via at home access) throughout the year.

We would love to hear about your family history discoveries in the library.  Contact us!

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