A very active year  :

31 March   Participation in the annual Shake Your Family Tree Day organised by National Archives of Australia

28-31 March 13th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry Your Ancestors in their Social Context  held in Adelaide. I represented the Genealogy Team and on Friday 30 March spoke on Publicans and public servants, a look at some of the records held at the State Library of Victoria that can help you find out more about the occupations and working lives of your female ancestors

July The Library’s Genealogy Team was pleased to announce the publication of the Aboriginal people and family history online Research Guide prepared by Grant Hamston to coincide with NAIDOC Week (1-8 July).

30 July    Hosted the annual Family History Feast at the Library as part of National Family History Week 2012

13 October  I represented the State Library of Victoria at the inaugural and very successful Deniliquin Genealogy Muster organised by the Deniliquin Genealogy Society

Monthly (except January)  Finding Families public training sessions were conducted for the public. All sessions were booked out in advance and received excellent feedback. These will continue in 2013 except for January.

Regular posts on Family Matters blog continued.

xmas image 2012


What is in store for 2013?

For those who like to plan ahead Family History Feast will once again be hosted by the Library on Monday 5 August 2013  during National Family History Week  ( 2 to 11 August).

The Genealogy Team looks forward to meeting you in person and online in 2013. Best wishes for a very happy holiday season.

A Merry Christmas  [picture] Manuscripts Collection, State Library of Victoria

(MS 11281)

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