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Shake Your Family Tree

Event Information

  • 25 Feb 2011 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • All Capital Cities
  • Australia
Other Information
  • Cost: Free

National Open Day

To encourage more Australians to unearth personal treasures, the National Archives is hosting a Shake Your Family Tree day in each of our capital city offices. We have information in our vast collection about many Australian families - possibly your own.

If members of your family migrated here in the 20th century, served in the defence forces, or worked for, or had any other dealings with, the Commonwealth Government, we're likely to have something to interest you.

Each Archives' office will offer a range of activities including talks, preservation workshops, demonstrations and introductory research training. With expert family historians on hand, visitors will learn how to locate treasures such as letters, photographs, service records, immigration and citizenship applications, employment records, copyright registrations and other government records.

A highlight of this year's open day is the launch of our new book Keeping Family Treasures, which gives tips on how to preserve your family's heritage while taking a peek at what other Australians treasure.

Queen Victoria Terrace,
Parkes ACT 2600
Tel: (02) 6212 3956

16 Corporate Drive
Cannon Hill OLD 4170
Tel: (07) 3249 4226

85 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Tel: (03) 6230 6111

120 Miller Road
Chester Hill NSW 2162
Tel: (02) 9645 0162

78 Angas Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: (08) 8409 8400

Kelsey Crescent
Millner NT 0810
Tel: (08) 8985 0300

384 Berwick Street
East Victoria Park WA 6101
Tel: (08) 9470 7500

Victorian Archives Centre
99 Shiel Street
North Melbourne ViC 3051
Tel: (03) 9348 5600