Media release: Monday, 26 March 2012
The National Archives is encouraging Darwin people to 'byte' into their family tree at its Millner office on Saturday 31 March.
'People are always amazed to discover what we hold about their ancestors in the Archives' collection,' said Anne Piggott, Director of the Darwin office of the National Archives.
'Family historians might find family service records, photographs, immigration and citizenship applications, employment records and even letters in the National Archives, which help to build a picture of their past. The search is even easier now, as many of these documents are available online.'
Shake Your Family Tree day will be held at the National Archives at Kelsey Crescent, Millner. 'Visitors will also be able to enjoy tours of the repository, displays, a range of free talks on where to find information on your family and help to explore family history in the digital age," said Ms Piggott.
'Experts will be available during the day from the National Archives of Australia who can provide tips on finding families. A panel discussion will include well-known territorians Kathy Mills, Brian Manning and Dawn Lawrie.
'Other events will include an introduction to using the National Archives' RecordSearch database, tours of the repository, and help to examine National Archives' online family history resources.
Entry is free but bookings for special events are required on (08) 8985 0300 or DarwinEvents@naa.gov.au.
Shake Your Family Tree will be held at the National Archives of Australia, Kelsey Crescent, Millnerl on Saturday 31 March.