Records and indexes and archives, oh my!
Have you ever wondered what history your home holds? Is there talk about a long-lost family farm? Do you have a family tree that spans the world?
August is National Family History Month (NFHM), and our State Library, Tasmanian Archives and Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts at Libraries Tasmania are hosting talks that will spark your interest. Hosted by historians and family history experts, the talks will take you on a journey as you discover how to use convict records, the Names Index, TROVE, our Tasmanian Archives, and more.
Can’t make it in person? Sign up for the webinars and enjoy from the comfort of your home.
- Learn the basics of the Names Index and TROVE databases with Matthew Johnston and the State Library and Archive Service.
- This year marks Cornelian Bay Cemetery’s 150th anniversary. Discover the Cornelian Bay Cemetery’s family history records with author and historical researcher Maree Ring.
- Do you know who has been living in your family home? Join Ali Marchant and learn how to research your home and the history it holds.
- The archival records hold links to many family stories. Explore how to find your old family farm with Elizabeth Brown.
- Ever thought of using DNA to discover more about your family history? Learn more with Ros Escott, convenor of the DNA Interest Group, Tasmanian Family History Society.
- Learn more about the “Kenny Affair” of 1879 at the New Norfolk Insane Asylum, in a talk by Kate Vermey.
- Join the conversation about Forgotten Australians with a panel of trusted convenors and learn about the living history of change.
Keep up with the current conversation on Libraries Tasmania SoundCloud. Download the Family History Month talks program here (PDF, 2.5MB)