August is Family History Month

There has never been a better time to research your family history.  Online tools and digitised content have assisted the research journey for many people seeking to discover where they come from.  Welcome to Family History Month.  Learn, be inspired and share your story.

This month, various events will focus on our precious heritage photograph collections. We will provide some practical help showing you how to restore your photos both digitally and physically, as well as tips to help date them and store them and scrapbook them to share the stories. We also have experts on how to research in Ireland and British India as well as speakers focusing on the stories of local families in both Heidelberg and Eltham.

Please join us for the following events:

Starting your family history - Whittlesea Library - Tuesday 1 August

Threads of Time - Rosanna Library - Wednesday 9 August

Heritage Scrapbooking - Ivanhoe Library - Thursday 10 August

Netting your Irish Ancestors - Watsonia Library - Tuesday 15 August

Family Recipes from Malta - Lalor Library - Thursday 17 August

Mont Park Military Asylum: the Search for the Cemetery - Mill Park Library - Monday 21 August

Preserving Your Family Treasures - Rosanna Library - Tuesday 22 August

Robson's and Mollison's of Heidelberg - Ivanhoe Library - Tuesday 22 August

British India Family History - Diamond Valley Library - Wednesday 23 August

Pioneer Families of Eltham - Eltham Library - Thursday 24 August

Ancestral Digging - Watsonia Library - Monday 28 August

Preserving Personal Collections - Ivanhoe Library - Tuesday 29 August

Starting your family history - Thomastown Library - Thursday 31 August

View the complete program on pages 20 -22 here

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