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Title:
Grow Your Family Tree at SLWA - Day 1
When:
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 09:30am - 15:00pm
Where:
State Library of Western Australia - Perth
Category:
Special Event

Description

National Family History Month (NFHM) is held in August each year and WAGS holds a variety of events for you to attend

Grow Your Family Tree at the State Library of WA

Are you interested in researching your family tree but don’t know where to start, or are you an experienced researcher looking for new leads? Over two days, these sessions cover a range of topics to assist with family history research, including getting started, the importance of oral histories and a Q and A forum with experts. 

WAGS volunteers are available on the 3rd floor in the Genealogy Centre on both days from 9:30am to 3pm to assist with your research.

Tuesday 7th August - Day 1

9:30am    Welcome and overview - WAGS President

9:40am - 10:30am    Getting Started - Tricia Fairweather
Don’t know where to begin? Or don’t know how to start organising your research? Some basic tips to help you

10:30am Morning Tea Break

11:00am - 11:20am  WAGS, FamilyHistoryWA and beyond - Ian Simon
Overview of WAGS, FamilyHistoryWA, Family History Societies, Local Studies Libraries & how they can help you

11:30am - 12:15pm   Oral Histories - Susanna Iuliano and Kaylene Poon
Discover the importance of oral histories in helping piece together and trace migrant family histories

12:15pm Lunch Break and research time

12:45pm - 1:45pm   Introduction to DNA for Genealogists - Cate Pearce
The latest tool to help with your research

1:45pm - 3:00pm   Personal Research Time assisted by experienced researchers in the Genealogy Centre
Bring along your family history questions and we will try and help solve them

These sessions are Free but please book for the sessions you want to attend This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone SLWA 9427 3111

NFHM ProgrampdfNFHW_2018_brochure.pdf427.46 KB

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Venue

Venue:
State Library of Western Australia   -   Website
Street:
25 Francis Street
ZIP:
6000
City:
Perth
State:
WA
Country:
Country: au

Description

You can find the State Library of Western Australia in the Perth Cultural Centre between Francis Street and the James Street Mall. The Library is a short walk north of the Perth Railway Station and the Wellington Street Bus Station. The blue Central Area Transit (CAT) buses travel close to the building with stops in Beaufort, Aberdeen and William Streets.
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