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Tracking immigrant ancestors

Many immigrant ancestors moved about after they landed in their new country, making them difficult to trace. Traditional means of searching cannot guarantee results so we must look to alternative resources including diaries, letters, books, reports of government enquiries, post office directories, electoral rolls and newspaper accounts to locate them.

Join Stephanie Ryan, our Senior Librarian Family History, as she discusses how you can explore these possibilities to track down immigrant ancestors and find out about some surprises in undertaking this type of search.

Venue: SLQ Auditorium 2
Date: Fri 7 Aug 2015; 10am - 11.30am

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Tracking immigrant ancestors

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A night in the JOL: Your affectionate son

Delve into the large collections of original letters, postcards and diaries related to the First World War that State Library staff and an army of volunteers have meticulously itemised and digitised. Our dominant images of the war come from the written word. The war not only inspired great quantities of poetry and fiction but also generated an enormous body of correspondence between soldiers and their loved ones. Join Dr Robert Keane, Associate Professor W. Ross Johnston and Dr Robert Hogg as they explore Queensland’s experience of The First World War through the gems they’ve discovered in State Library’s collections and elsewhere. Discussion led by Ian Townsend.

Date: Tuesday 18 August 2015
Time: 6pm–7pm

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A night in the JOL: Your affectionate son

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House Histories Pt 1

Interested in the history of a house? Discover how to explore its story in this discussion with special guests. Find out about the importance of determining your purpose, the resources you need, where to find them and the strategies required.

Speakers
  • Dr Carmel Black, Senior Historian, City Architecture and Heritage team, Brisbane City Council
  • Kaye Nardella, Senior Curator, Lands, Mapping and Surveying Museum
  • Don Watson, architect, historian and 2013 John Oxley Library Fellow
  • Stephanie Ryan, Senior Librarian Information Services, SLQ
Date:    Fri 3 Jul 2015, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: SLQ Auditorium 2

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House Histories Pt 1

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House Histories Pt 2

Interested in the history of a house? Discover how to explore its story in this discussion with special guests. Find out about the importance of determining your purpose, the resources you need, where to find them and the strategies required.

Speakers
  • Dr Carmel Black, Senior Historian, City Architecture and Heritage team, Brisbane City Council
  • Kaye Nardella, Senior Curator, Lands, Mapping and Surveying Museum
  • Don Watson, architect, historian and 2013 John Oxley Library Fellow
  • Stephanie Ryan, Senior Librarian Information Services, SLQ
Date:    Fri 3 Jul 2015, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue:  SLQ Auditorium 2

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House Histories Pt 2

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House Histories Pt 3

Interested in the history of a house? Discover how to explore its story in this discussion with special guests. Find out about the importance of determining your purpose, the resources you need, where to find them and the strategies required.

Speakers

  • Dr Carmel Black, Senior Historian, City Architecture and Heritage team, Brisbane City Council
  • Kaye Nardella, Senior Curator, Lands, Mapping and Surveying Museum
  • Don Watson, architect, historian and 2013 John Oxley Library Fellow
  • Stephanie Ryan, Senior Librarian Information Services, SLQ

Date:    Fri 3 Jul 2015, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue:   SLQ Auditorium 2


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House Histories Pt 3

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