Reshaping History

Researching plays a major role in both family and local history. One of the most significant research tools for discovering more about our history is the Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB) which was originally published as a print publication, and is now available online http://adb.anu.edu.au and is free to access. The works include over 12,000 concise and informative biographies of significant and representative persons in Australian history.

Australian BiographyChristine Fernon and Jennifer Higgins will visit the Hawkesbury from the National Centre of Biography, based in Canberra’s Australian National University, on Wednesday, 12 September.

At the Hawkesbury Family History Group meeting, they will discuss how the Australian Dictionary of Biography has been reshaped and how it can benefit family historians. Other projects the team is involved with include the First Three Fleets and their families, Colonial Women, Obituaries database and an Indigenous Dictionary of Biography.

The Family History Group meeting will commence at 10am and will be held at Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor. Anyone interested in family and local history is welcome to attend. The talk is free and there is no need to book. Morning tea will be available after the talk.

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