Friday, February 19, 2010

Australian National Archives hosts nation-wide genealogy event

If you live in Australia and have ever wanted to know more about your family tree, here's your chance. An article on Typeboard, "Shake Your Family Tree Day, 23 Feb 2010 – Discover Your Australian Heritage," reports, To encourage more Australians to find out about their family ancestors, the Australian National Archives is hosting a Shake Your Family Tree Day event in each of their capital city offices." This is a good thing, bringing the opportunity a little closer to your doorstep. 

This event will offer a range of activities including talks, preservation workshops, demonstrations and introductory research training to find out more about your family history. With expert family historians on hand, visitors will learn how to locate treasures such as letters, photographs, service records, immigration and citizenship applications, employment records, copyright registrations and other government records.

“If members of your family migrated here in the 20th century, served in the defence forces, or worked for, or had any other dealings with, the Australian Government, we’re likely to have something to interest you,” the article says.

The event will be held on the 23rd of February 2010, from 9:30am to 4pm – For more information on the event and locations visit the National Archives website.

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