Saturday 31 March 2012 from 10am to 4pm join Ann and Grant from the State Library of Victoria’s Genealogy Team to “Byte into your family history” at the National Archives of Australia’s annual Shake Your Family Tree Day event at the Victorian Archives Centre, 99 Shiel Street, North Melbourne.

SYFT12image Image courtesy National Archives of Australia

As well as stands from a number of Victorian agencies and societies, there is also going to be an accompanying talk and activities program. Your family might want to join in the all day Make Your Family Tree kids program (parental/carer supervision required) or from 12.30pm to 1.15pm you might want to become a ‘wiki warrior’ with Public Record Office Victoria.

For those of us who are regular viewers of the popular SBS television series Who Do You Think You Are? the 1pm to 2pm talk by researcher Kirrilly Brentnall should be a highlight.

 All talks and activities are free but bookings are essential to 03 9348 5600 or to’s-on.

From North Melbourne to my lovely home city Adelaide for the major 13th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry  from 28 to 31 March. On Friday 30 March I am speaking on “Publicans and public servants : some ideas for researching the occupations and working lives of your female ancestors from the collections of the State Library of Victoria”, including manuscripts, photographs and newspapers.

A copy of my full paper and accompanying list of references will be available in the proceedings after the Congress.

lake bolac plough  Two women working a plough 1910-1920  H99.224/47, State Library of Victoria

We look forward to meeting you if you attend either of these events!


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