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Family History Month – August 2022

As our contribution to Family History Month, the Hobart Branch invites both current members and the wider community to one or more fascinating and insightful talks to be given by four local experts in their fields. 

All will take place over two Saturday afternoons in the Old Sunday School at St Johns Park.  A gold coin donation is requested upon entry on the day to help cover the costs.  You can register now for these events by completing a simple form on our website here:

Registrants will be emailed a reminder and instructions on how to find the Old Sunday School shortly before the event.

Saturday 13 August 1.30 pm

Alison Alexander: Writing Family History

Alison is a Tasmanian based author and historian, well known to our membership and is Patron of the Tasmanian Family History Society (Inc). She has written or edited more than 30 books covering a broad range of Tasmanian history.  Her talk will help you develop your research into a well written and descriptive narrative.

Saturday 13 August 2.30 pm

Rebecca Read: Using Family Search

How to access millions of digitised record images on FamilySearch.org that cannot be accessed at home and how to find other record images that do not appear in ordinary search results.

Saturday 27 August 1.30 pm

Dr. Malcolm Ward: Using TheList and other property information resources to enhance your family history

TheList (Land Information System Tasmania) website is a way to access numerous historical data and document types generated by the state government.  The talk will outline the types of documents that can assist in investigating your family’s history and ways to access them on the site. Some of the documents (maps) can also be found on the Tasmanian Archives web site and this will be discussed.

Saturday 27 August 2:30pm

Judith Mudaliar: Tasmanian Resources in our Library

Our Librarian, Judith, will demonstrate how you can access these records many of which are unique to the Hobart Branch.  Come and learn what you can discover that simply can’t be found online or elsewhere.


Don't miss out - Register now.

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