Media release: Monday, 26 March 2012
The National Archives is encouraging Adelaide people to 'byte' into their family tree at the South Australian Archives Centre on Tuesday 27 March.
'People are always amazed to discover what we hold about their ancestors in the Archives,' said Anne Piggott, Director of the Adelaide 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 South Australian Archives Centre, which houses both the National Archives and State Records South Australia.
'Visitors will also be able to enjoy a range of free talks on where to find information on your family; family history exploration in the digital age and researching indigenous family members," said Ms Piggott. 'We especially welcome those who haven't used our resources before and would like to know where to start. There will also be a seminar for those who would like to know more about finding their ancestors online.
'Experts will be available during the day from the National Archives of Australia, who can provide tips on finding families.'
Entry is free but bookings for special events are required on (08) 8204 8787 or DarwinEvents@naa.gov.au.
Shake Your Family Tree will be held at the South Australian Archives Centre, 26-28 Leigh Street, Adelaide on Tuesday 27 March.