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ONLINE OPEN DAY – GIPPSLAND

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Free

ONLINE OPEN DAY – GIPPSLAND

The National Archives of Australia is coming to Gippsland, virtually – through a free, online open day for Gippsland residents. This event is presented with support from the Gippsland Association of Affiliated Historical Societies (GAAHS) and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV).

Presented by staff from the National Archives’ Victoria State Office, the open day will feature seminars on key family history and local history resources available through the National Archives. Reference officers will also be available to answer questions you have about finding immigration and defence service records.

Four sessions will be presented online via Zoom:

  • 10:00am – 11:30am      Session 1. Finding Families in the National Archives
  • 11:30am – 1:00pm        Session 2. Q&A: immigration records
  • 2pm – 3:30pm                Session 3.  Local History resources at the National Archives
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm         Session 4. Q&A: Defence service records

You can attend all the sessions, or just those which interest you the most.

Register for each session below or for the full day – bookings are limited to the first 100 people per session. Please, as we have limited numbers for each session, only book for those that you know you will be able to attend as, otherwise, you are depriving someone else of a place.

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Session 1. Finding Families in the National Archives

Are you on the trail of an ancestor who served in the Australian military? Or migrated to Australia in the 1900s? Maybe there is someone lurking on a branch of your family tree who was a creative genius, a spendthrift or even a bit subversive? If so, then the National Archives of Australia may be able help!

The National Archives is a rich source of information for family historians. In this presentation, Darren Watson from the National Archives’ Victoria State Office will give an overview of key family history resources in their collection as well as tips and tricks for conducting your research.

Bookings required.

Session 2. Q&A: Immigration records

Are you having difficulties in finding the immigration records of a specific person? If so, why not join this interactive Q&A session with reference officers from the National Archives who will also provide some ‘tips and tricks’ to help you with your research.

Bookings required.

Session 3. Researching places: Heritage & Local History Resources at the National Archives

Did you know that the National Archives’ collection contains fascinating records relating to the history of local communities and historic sites? In this session, Patrick Ferry will provide an overview of key heritage and local history resources relating to Gippsland, including building plans, photographs, post office history files and lighthouse records.

Bookings required

Session 4. Q&A: Defence service records

Are you having difficulties in finding the defence service records records of a specific person? If so, why not join this interactive Q&A session with reference officers from the National Archives who will also provide some ‘tips and tricks’ to help you with your research.

 

Images used to promote event are courtesy of the National Archives of Australia. Traralgon Hospital 1957 A1200 L22818; Gabo Island lighthouse NAA A9568 6-4-6

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48 available Yes! Session 1 Session 1. Finding Families in the National Archives

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51 available Yes! Session 2 Session 2. Q&A: Immigration records

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38 available Yes! Session 3 Session 3. Researching places: Heritage & Local History Resources at the National Archives

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60 available Yes, Session 4 Session 4. Q&A: Defence service records

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79 available Yes ALL FOUR SESSIONS Register here if you are able to attend the full-day

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Date:
December 6
Time:
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

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