Connecting culture: tracing ancestors

The Connecting culture: tracing ancestors training equips public library staff with a knowledge of information resources for tracing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history.

This course is designed to provide information on resources both online and at the State Library of NSW which can be used to trace Indigenous family history. It introduces participants to the State Library’s Aboriginal Australians family history research guide and includes information about births, deaths and marriages as well as electoral rolls and other organisations that can assist with Indigenous family history.

Who is this course for?

This program is for staff working in NSW public libraries.

Course delivery

Two-hour workshop.

Learning strategies include lecture style and group work.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • identify resources for researching Indigenous family history
  • use the State Library of New South Wales' online resources for Indigenous family history including Aboriginal Australians family history research guide
  • confidently refer clients to other organisations for help with Indigenous family history

What’s included?

Training notes are provided.


This workshop is free for NSW public library staff

Course dates

This training is available to be delivered locally on request. Contact Indigenous Services staff for more information.

Additional information

If you are participating in the ALIA PD scheme you may claim 2 points for this activity