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Lifelines: Celebrating Family and Local History EXPO

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Club Sapphire

119 Main Street

Merimbula, NSW 2548

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Learn about the family and local history resources available to you and meet experts who can help you with your research or help you get started! This is a free event and Club Sapphire has wheelchair access.

Schedule:

10.30am Performance by Peter O'Brien, bush poet

11.00am How to start your Family History presentation by Jenny Higgins from Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra

1.30pm Performance by Peter O'Brien, bush poet

2.00pm Finding Family History Treasures in TROVE: Australia's free digitised newspapers - presentation by Jenny Higgins

Plus lucky door prizes and a free goodie bag to the first 100 people through the door!

Researchers from the Australian War Memorial, Indigenous Services NSW State Library and from the National Archives will also be available to give you some tips and guidance, and to show you their online resources.

At the Australian War Memorial stand, you’ll be able to find out how to research someone who served with Australian forces during times of war using nominal rolls and personal service records. The Memorial holds a wealth of resources - from databases to digitised archives, photographs, film and sound.

The Indigenous Services team from the NSW State Library will be available to talk about their Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors program as well as guide you towards Indigenous family history resources.

The National Archives holds your ancestors’ military service records, migration records and much more. Visit their stand at the Expo to learn about helpful family history resources and how to start searching online.

List of Exhibitors:

  • Australian War Memorial
  • Bega Valley Genealogy Society
  • Bega Valley Historical Society and Pioneers' Museum
  • Bega Valley Shire Library
  • Bermagui Historical Society
  • Bombala Historical Society
  • Cobargo Museum
  • Eden Killer Whale Museum
  • Family History Centre, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra (HAGSOC)
  • Indigenous Services, NSW State Library
  • Marilyn Rowan, transcription agent
  • Mermbula/Imlay Historical Society
  • Moruya Historical Society
  • National Archives of Australia
  • Pig and Whistle Museum, Tathra
  • South Coast History Society
  • Towamba Valley History

This project is supported by Arts NSW’s Volunteer Museum Grant Program, a devolved funding program administered by Museums and Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.

Organised by the South East History Group Inc. and Bega Valley Shire Library.

SEHGI covers historical societies from Bermagui in the north to Mallacoota in the south, stretching west to include Cooma, Snowy Mountains and Bombala.

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