Shake your family tree on February 23!

 

Everyone has a history. The National Archives may have some of yours.To encourage more Australians to unearth personal treasures, the National Archives is hosting a Shake Your Family Tree day in each of its capital city offices.

The NAA holds information in their vast collection about many Australian families – quite 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 Australian Government, it’s  possible they will 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 the NAA’s 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. For all the details see:

http://www.naa.gov.au/whats-on/events/syft-2010.aspx

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