Learn how to research your family tree

Want to research your family tree, but don’t know where to start? Then the National Family History Week events at the Burdekin Library could set you on the right path.

Burdekin Library Services Manager John Scott said the Burdekin Library, in partnership with the Burdekin Family History Association Inc, would be running sessions on how the research ancestry.

“National Family History Week is coming up and we wanted to help Burdekin residents join what is becoming the most popular hobby in the world,” he said.

“We will be doing three sessions at the Burdekin Library that will cover from where to begin through to the pitfalls of searching for families.

“Members of the Burdekin Family History Association Inc will be running the sessions and will be on hand to provide training.

“It’s a great way for anyone who is interested in family history to get started, and to understand what’s involved and what resources are out there to be used.”

The three sessions are:

  • Where to Begin Searching (Tuesday July31, 10.30–11.30am)
  • Ancestry.com Introduction (Thursday August 2, 10.30–11.30am)
  • Pitfalls and Obstacles of Searching for Families (Friday August 3, 1.30–2.30pm)

Bookings are required –residents can book at the Library or call 4783 9970 for bookings or further information.

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