‘Byte’ into your family tree

Posted on 21 March 2012 by
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Shake Your Family Tree 2012 is an event organised by the National Archives of Australia (NAA). This free event is happening on Saturday 31 March 2012 in Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Perth Sydney and Melbourne from 10am till 4pm. The Adelaide event is on Tuesday 27 March, from 10am till 3pm. Details of a Hobart event are coming soon. You can see the Program for each capital city here.

Shake Your Family Tree day 2012 is a free event, where you can discover how to research and preserve your family history in the digital age. There will be family history experts and conservators on hand to help you, whether you’re starting out or deep into your research. At each location there will be activities including talks, preservation workshops, tours, and the opportunity to speak with experts.

Family history research is more than ‘just a hobby’ for people who have been affected by out-of-home ‘care’ or adoption. There is a range of support services who can help Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants to find records and to reconnect with families. But for those who are interested in doing it for themselves, there is a wealth of information in the archives and increasingly on the web.

“People are always amazed to discover what we hold about their ancestors in the Archives, especially as more records become available in digital formats” said Ross Gibbs, Director of the Melbourne office of the National Archives.

Members of the Find & Connect web resource team will be at most of these events, so if you see us, please come up and say hello!

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