The program includes the following sessions:
State Library website tour
An overview of the Library’s Family History research guides that can help you plan your visit and inform your research.
Birth, Death & Marriage Records
Learn about the main places to look for Australian records and the surprising amount of information that may be available.
A hands-on introduction to Ancestry Library Edition with an overview of the types of records available and advice on how best to search.
Shipping & Passenger Records
How did your ancestor arrive in Australia? This session will provide an overview of the different types of passengers and show you where to look for information about their voyage.
Ten Tips for Research Success
(Presented by the Society of Australian Genealogists)
This session will look at how to organise records, how not to reinvent the wheel, how not to wear blinkers, charting, research strategies, how to deal with brick walls, online accuracy and more.
Tour of the Family History Area
(An optional session at the end of day)
We’ll take you for a quick tour of the Library’s Family History area and show you where some of the key resources are located.