Aug 3, 2016

Family History Month 2016 at Moonee Valley Libraries






August is National Family History Month and to celebrate all things Family History were running a number of events. With most events free, there has never been a better time to discover more about your families past. Events this year include:

Family history online:

Begin investigating your own family history with this introduction to the online databases Ancestry, Find My Past and Trove. Learn the skills and techniques needed to discover the details of your family’s past. Free session


Sessions:


Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre
Friday 12 August, 9.30am-11am
To book call 8325 1940 or click here


Niddire Library
Thursday 18 August, 2pm-4pm
To book call 8325 1925 or click here


Stories from an Italian family cookbook


Laurie and Hilda Inglese talk about traditional Italian cooking from the Abruzzo region and share family recipes handed down across generations. Includes live pasta making demonstration. Free session.


Niddire Library
Saturday 13 August, 11am-12pm
To book call 8325 1925 or click here


Pinterest for family history

Learn to create your own secret board and give access to family and friends. Share old photos with your family wherever they may be. Participants must have basic computer skills. Bookings necessary, $6.30 / concessions free


Sam Merrifield Library
Thursday 18 August, 10am-11.30am
To book call 8325 1950 or click here


Irish convict records

Irish convict letters of petition are an important resource for researching family history. Colleen Arulappu is an experienced researcher in this field. She will talk about the stories revealed from these letters and how they can be used. Free session.


Sam Merrifield Library
Monday 22 August, 7pm-8pm
To book call 8325 1950 or click here


Three Bells: costume and customs for births, deaths and marriages

Ann Dixon from Bygone Days will talk about costume and customs relating to the three life milestones of births, deaths and marriages. She will bring a range of dresses from 1850 to 1980. Free session.


Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre
Monday 29 August, 6.30pm-7.30pm
To book call 8325 1940 or click here



Telling your family’s story

Discover how land, employment, health, welfare and school records can be used to help tell the story of your family. Free session


Sam Merrifield Library
Monday 29 August, 2pm-3.30pm
To book call 8325 1950 or click here


Family History Group

Join the Moonee Valley Libraries Family History Group every Tuesday from 1-3pm as they look at how to solve those tough hurdles when it comes to family research. This month they will be focusing on how to create your family tree.


Sam Merrifield Library
Tuesdays 1pm-3pm
No booking required

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