FAMILY HISTORY (Max number 32)
Time: 9:30am - 12noon. Second and Fourth Thursday each month
(not during school holidays)
Starts: 13th February. Ends 10th December 2020
Organiser: Sue Lear (Ph 0419 512 776)
Presenters: Sue Lear; Gail Edwards & Petera Atkinson
Venue: Aldgate CFS Hall, Strathalbyn Road, Aldgate.
The aim of the course is to develop the skills necessary to research a family history, with an emphasis on putting ancestors in their historical, social and economic context. Basic research methods and the demonstration of relevant genealogical sites on the internet together with current trends in topics such as DNA research, digitisation and other useful Family History themes will be covered. Participants will be encouraged to research particular aspects of a person or family and present their findings to the group.
During 2020, part of the focus will be on researching the history and the lives of our ancestors in the 1930s and 1940s. This will include the Depression and WW2 and will lead on to the beginning of the Baby Boomer era, and issues including housing shortages, War service homes, retraining of servicemen, opportunities in Australia - jobs, housing, etc.
Guest speakers will be invited to address the group two or three times throughout the year.
In addition, an introductory course for aspiring and beginner family historians will be conducted by experienced members of U3A AH Family History group on a monthly basis at Stirling Coventry Library. One on one sessions can also be booked. These sessions are conducted on Fridays only.
Contact: Steve Klein - Coventry Library, Stirling (08) 8408 0400 or book through the Library website.
Baby boomer children