Family history sessions

Election booth, 1947.

Join expert SLQ staff to learn more about the resources available to assist your family history research.

In these monthly sessions you will learn skills such as how to use Trove to find digital copies of Australian newspapers; search electoral rolls for people and addresses; different ways to accurately discern dates of births, deaths and marriages; and how to save and record your findings in various formats.

Sessions are free but places are limited. Choose the session/s you want to attend below and click through to the ticketing form to secure your spot.

Venue:
Meet at Reception, level 1, State Library, Stanley Place, South Bank
Cost:
Free
Bookings:

Bookings required

More information:

Enquiries 3840 7810

Program of events

Cane farmers reading newspapers, Tully, ca. 1929.

Trove

Family History / Micrographics, level 3, State Library
Starts 8th Mar 2016, 9am - 9:45am

Join experienced SLQ staff to guide you through the Trove website — the family historian’s best friend.

Double wedding in East Brisbane, 1949.

Searching for births, deaths and marriages

Training Room, level 1, State Library
Starts 12th Apr 2016, 9am - 9:45am

Join our knowledgeable family history staff in this small hands-on workshop on sources on techniques to find accurate information.

Election booth, 1947.

Electoral rolls

Family History / Micrographics, level 3, State Library
Starts 10th May 2016, 9am - 9:45am

Join our knowledgeable family history staff in this small hands-on workshop on sources on techniques to find accurate information.

Cane farmers reading newspapers, Tully, ca. 1929.

Trove

Training Room, level 1, State Library
Starts 7th Jun 2016, 9am - 9:45am

Join experienced SLQ staff to guide you through the Trove website — the family historian’s best friend.

Young boy standing beside a headstone in Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, ca. 1902

Death records for family historians

Family History / Micrographics, level 3, State Library
Starts 12th Jul 2016, 9am - 9:45am

There are several options for family history researchers when it comes to finding out when your ancestors died. Apart from the official records of Births Deaths and Marriages, information can be located in a number of different sources, such as cemetery records and funeral directors records. Join SLQ staff as they discuss some of the helpful resources held in our Family History collection.

Australian soldiers leaving London on a Thames steamer.

Finding British ancestors

Training Room, level 1, State Library
Starts 1st Aug 2016, 9am - 9:45am

Join us for an informative session to discover how to use the database 19th Century British Newspapers to find information about your family.

Sketch of the Convict Barracks, Brisbane, 1832

Researching convict ancestors

SLQ Auditorium 2, level 2
Starts 12th Aug 2016, 10am - 11:45am

Hear from Kirsten Perris from SLQ and Saadia Thomson-Dwyer from Queensland State Archives on strategies to research your convict ancestors.

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