Are you celebrating National Family History Week? South Perth Libraries are!

Toying with the idea of beginning your family history?

Keen to understand those databases you see advertised on TV that might provide some awesome leads in your research?

Or do you just want to know how to utilise some of these whiz-bang electronics to preserve your special photographs and documents?

There are some fantastic free workshops if you would like to learn a little about these things, or perhaps you just feel like getting historically enlightened!

Check out WA’s National Family History Week events and South Perth Library’s Introduction to Oral History presentation!

March = history at South Perth Libraries!

Our events calendar for March is going to be dedicated to all things history. I know it is only January but there are some great FREE events on offer at both South Perth and Manning Libraries and I wanted to give you all a heads-up so you can mark your calendars! For booking information and to see what other events we have on offer, visit the Library’s What’s On page.

Also remember that the 2012 Local History Awards ‘Talking ’bout my generation’ are open until Friday 30 March – for more information check out the awards page.

Stepping stones into the past (presented by Time Trackers) – Manning Library
Wednesday 7 March; 6.00 – 7.00 pm
A beginners presentation aimed at building awareness and getting started on your family history.

Introduction to Oral History (presented by Oral History Association of Australia – WA Branch) – South Perth Library
Tuesday 13 March; 1.00 – 2.30 pm
This will be an informal session comprising a presentation together with a Q&A component explaining what Oral History is and how it is used. An overview will be provided of the ‘Introduction to Oral History’ workshop and the ‘Using Digital Equipment’ workshop which are run by the Oral History Association of Australia (WA Branch). Written handouts describing the workshops will also be provided.
The session will be presented by Julia Wallis and Doug Ayre who are practical working oral historians and conduct the ‘Introduction to Oral History’ workshop. Doug is also involved in the ‘Using Digital Equipment” workshop.”

Exploring Ancestry.com (presented by Time Trackers) – South Perth Library
Thursday 15 March; 6.30 – 7.30 pm
A presentation of www.ancestry.com (library edition) showing useful databases and search strategies.

Amanda Curtin – author talk – South Perth Library
Wednesday 21 March; 1.00 – 2.00 pm
Writer and book editor Amanda will be talking about her newly published book ‘Inherited’ and where the idea behind the book came from.