Everyone has a past… Can yours be found in the Libraries Tasmania archives and heritage collections?
August is… 91 Stories
August is the month when we proudly open the doors to 91 Stories – our community-curated exhibition.
From 9 August you can view a selection of the 91 treasures from this exhibition at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, in one of our libraries across Tasmania (where you can explore our fabulous roving exhibition cubes), or view the entire exhibition online in the evergreen 91 Stories Flickr gallery.
August is… Family history research
August is National Family History Month (NFHM), and Libraries Tasmania has a host of expert talks, online resources and in-library sessions to further your existing passion or spark your interest in all things family history!
Have you been interested in getting to know your family history, but are not sure where to start? Our librarians and archivists have done the hard work for you and offer their best advice and handy hints on how to get started.
- We offer a range of different services that will help you connect to your ancestral roots, whether your family history lies in Tasmania, across Australia or overseas.
- If you know you have Tasmanian heritage, the Tasmanian Names Index is a comprehensive database of Tasmanian records – all you need to do is search a name!
- Search through the Tasmanian prison records, or our UNESCO Memory of the World-listed Tasmanian Convict Records.
- You can use our specialised research guide to help identify whether you have Tasmanian Aboriginal ancestry.
- And, if you’re looking beyond Tasmania, Ancestry lets you search across Australian census, birth, marriage and death records, or military and immigration records. Remote access for Ancestry is available to Libraries Tasmania members until December 2021, so you can research your family history without leaving your home.
For the full list of Libraries Tasmania family history resources, visit our Family History web page.
August is… Getting back to library basics
- How to use Libraries Tasmania eLibrary and website at George Town Library
- Using Libraries Tasmania eResources at Ulverstone Library
- Internet basics at Devonport Library