Tech Savvy: Family History & Ancestry – Online Resources

So, as History Month draws to a close, we’d like to know if you’ve been bitten by the genealogy bug?  Are you interested in your own personal history or where your family comes from? In our library we have a dedicated public access computer for heritage and family history research.

As part of our online subscriptions in the library, you can access Ancestry.com to explore your past.  We also have other historical books and documents in print and our Bunyip Newspaper available on microfilm for you to access via our microfilm/microfiche reader.

If you’re interested in looking through your past, check out the following links for helpful tips and hints when using Ancestry and Governmental resources.

Family Tree Magazine has a great how-to for Ancestry  http://www.familytreemagazine.com/article/10-easy-tips-for-using-ancestry-com

The National Archives of Australia is a good place to start researching and finding information for your family history, war records and caring for your own precious documents.  http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/family-history/

If you would like some one-on-one library assistance with Family or Local History, you can book a 20 minute session at the library for Monday 5th June or Monday 3rd July (between 10.30 and 11.30 am). Phone the library on 8522 0123 or pick up a Start-up Mondays @ 10.30am brochure to find out more.

Post Contributor: Melinda Kennedy

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Leigh Hobbs Visit

Yesterday we were lucky to have Australian Children’s Laureate (2016-2017) Leigh Hobbs visit the library.
He is a author and illustrator of more than 20 books. And has created the characters of Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig and Mr Chicken.
Thank you to all the children from Hamley Bridge Primary School and Evanston Gardens Primary School who came and participated.

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Children’s Preschool Storytime

This week’s Children’s Preschool Storytime theme is MUSIC
Join us tomorrow at Evanston Gardens Library at 10.15 and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft to take home.
No need to book, just come along and join in the fun…

What’s happening in the Library this week

 

 

 

Monday: Wills & Estate Planning Essentials at 10.30am
Tuesday: Craft-It – Music theme at 3.30pm
Wednesday: Australian Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs visit
Thursday: Children’s Preschool Storytime at 10.15am

Start-up Mondays

On Monday Beth Castell from Turner Freeman Lawyers will be giving a presentation on Wills & Estate Planning Essentials at 10.30am in the Evanston Gardens Library. This is a free event, no booking required.