Launch into Library Research: Family History Building Blocks

Launch into Library Research: Family History Building Blocks

Launch into Library Research
Lifelong learning

Family history research can be addictive! It starts innocently with a family story and becomes a search and rescue mission for the relevant document. Family history librarians will show you how to get started and where to look for the key documents to start your journey.

1 / 6 events in this Launch into Library Research series
27 February 2020 10am to 3:45pm


General Admission: $60.00
State Library Friends Members: $50.00


State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie St
Sydney NSW 2000


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 type 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 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 the day)

We'll take you for a quick tour of the Library's family history area and show you where key resources are located.


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