Family History Month 2019

Have you uncovered a secret in your family? A convict, a wartime hero or perhaps the immigration of a pioneer ancestor who left their birthplace behind for a new life in Australia?

Winter is the perfect time to discover your own unique family story. August is National Family History Month and Yarra Plenty Regional Library is delivering a program of speakers and workshops to help you connect with your past. From tips for researching, preserving and sharing your family stories to inspiring stories of the past.

The library is a great place to start your research journey with free access to subscription websites such as Ancestry and Find My past (both resources are for in-library use only) and the opportunity to join a genealogy group or get advice from other researchers.

It is important to gather stories from family members, especially from grandparents, gather family records and identify heritage photos. You will soon be on a path to discover more and with increased digitised and indexed records online, online trees and the DNA revolution there has never been a better time to start your family history journey.

Special Highlights:

See ALL the upcoming events (note, some events require bookings) and more via National Family History Month

New Books for Family History Month 2019

New books added to our collection for family history researchers and history nerds alike!

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