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Unlock the Past Cruises

Family history for beginners - help for the experienced researcher

Event Information

  • 3 Aug 2011 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Genealogical Society Northern Territory Library, 1st Floor , 25 Cavenagh Street
  • Darwin
  • Northern Territory
Other Information
  • Cost: Free

What to expect - session by June Tomlinson:

  • How to start tracing your family history
  • How to obtain certificates
  • What useful information can be extracted from a certificate to help with your research.
  • Is the cemetery you are looking at a transcription of headstones or burial register? What is the difference?
  • How to use known information
  • In family history you always work from the known to the unknown – you cannot guess – use sources that you already have or that can be access free of charge, eg birth, marriage, death certificates, photos, birthday cards, letters, Wills, family bibles, electoral rolls, census returns etc
  • Bird’s eye view of some sources eg newspapers, cemetery records etc
  • Pitfalls and what to look for
  • Research information for advanced researchers
  • Question Time