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The program includes the following sessions:
Most of the detailed records kept on convicts have survived, so you’re likely to find more information about a convict than a free settler. This session will highlight key resources to start uncovering your convict ancestor’s story.
Military Family History
Whether it’s First Fleet marines or service men and women in two world wars, many Australians have military ancestors. This session will show you how to trace your military ancestors and pinpoint the records of interest from the time of European settlement (British regiments) to later conflicts involving Australian armed forces.
Electoral Rolls, Sands & other directories
You know your ancestor’s birth and death dates, but what happened in between? These resources can help locate your ancestor at a specific time and place, through details such as their street address and occupation.
How to organise your research
Keeping on top of your family research can be a challenge, especially if your family tree is sprouting new branches in many directions. In this session, librarians will share some of their tips and tricks.
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.
During the lunch break, there will be an opportunity to view resources and original material referred to in other sessions.