Introduction to Family History – (Beginners are welcome for this course)

Day Time Frequency Venue
Monday 10:30am to 12:00 noon Weekly Fairfield Station
Duration: Runs for six weeks from 14th of August 2017


Beginners are welcome for this course – starting on Monday the 14th of August 2017.

This 6-week course is aimed at the beginner and also the more advanced family history researcher.  It is a fun and interactive course and members are invited to discuss any difficulties or challenges they may have.  Information, course content  and weekly summaries will be provided and members can expect detailed guidance regarding how to start researching; where to look for information and how best to maximise time frames.   It is hoped that with this knowledge members will develop a broad and comprehensive understanding of this hobby.

Advice will also be provided on tips and tricks to planning family reunions either locally or overseas.

Useful websites/resources:

• State library of Victoria (Genealogy Room)

• Public Libraries (Preston is the Genealogy library within the City of Darebin)

• Youtube. A wealth of video clips on family history, DNA and many other topics. Use the search function to find relevant topic.

• Facebook. Many many groups (open and closed) on facebook for family
history and DNA. Use search bar to find groups and join

• Public Records Office of Victoria

• Births, deaths and marriages, Victoria

• Family Search (Mormons)

• Cemeteries online

• Ancestry

• Find My Past

• Coraweb

• Google

• Trove

• Service Records

• Ryerson Index

• Podcasts Genies Down Under by Maria Northcote

• Best family history blogs of 2015

For inquiries about this course, go to the “Membership” page for our contact and membership details.

U3A Darebin Lifelong Learning