The Library’s Genealogy Team is pleased to announce the publication of the Aboriginal people and family history online Research Guide to coincide with NAIDOC Week (1-8 July 2012). The Guide complements the suite of Research Guides available on a variety of topics through the Eresources component of the Library’s website.
The ‘Aboriginal people and family history’ Research Guide presents a selection of resources to assist with family history research for Aboriginal people, particularly in the early stages. It is intended as a starting point for understanding the types of records, resources, record repositories and basic research strategies associated with this area of research.
Resources include published guides, websites for relevant government agencies such as libraries and archives. The websites will provide in-depth information about available records, facilities and services provided. There is a section for Australia-wide resources relating to Stolen Generations.
NAIDOC stands for the National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee and is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. All Australians are encouraged to participate.