Celebrate Family History in August

Be part of National Family History Month during August. It is a great opportunity to learn about the value of researching family history and understanding the social context in which our ancestors lived.

National Family History Month has been held in Australia every August over the past few years to celebrate family history. Family history and genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies around the world, with over 250,000 Australians being members of family history related organisations. More Australians than ever are actively researching and recording their family history.

As part of National Family History Month, Hawkesbury Library Service will hold free events at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor.

Free events @ your library

  • A session on the ‘Basic facts of family history’ will be held on Tuesday, 8 August from 11am to 12:15pm. Find out what is involved in starting your family history journey.
  • Hear about some of the popular and free websites available to help with family history research in the ‘Finding family history on the web’ session on Tuesday, 15 August 6:30pm to 8:30pm. To book into either of these two activities go to http://hawkesburylibrary.eventbrite.com or call (02) 4560 4460.
  • High profile genealogist, Jill Ball will be the speaker at the Hawkesbury Family History Group meeting on Wednesday, 9 August, 10am to 11:45 am. Jill’s topic will be ‘Salt Lake City – the Geneamecca’. She will share everything she knows about the genealogy capital of the world and its annual family history and technology conference, Rootstech. No bookings required, just come along.

There will also be hundreds of events held throughout Australia so join in the fun and excitement, for more information see http://familyhistorymonth.org.au

National Family History Month is an initiative of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations.

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