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National Family History Month

During the month of August, Libraries Tasmania is celebrating National Family History Month to showcase resources and activities focused on genealogy, family history and related subjects.

Tasmanians interested in family history are invited to visit the State Library to take advantage of the range of programs planned for the month of August.

State Library and Archives Service Manager, Caroline Homer, said the range of free events will promote the many family history resources available to Tasmanians interested in tracing their family history.

“Our free events cover a number of topics, from forensic family history, human evolution, migration and DNA testing, tracing the history of your house, to a guided tour of the Tasmanian Archives,” Ms Homer said.

“This year we are celebrating an important milestone – we are about to reach one million names being listed on the Tasmanian Names Index, our very own genealogical search engine.

“Searching the Names Index allows anyone to unravel a unique and personal story from Tasmania’s history by simply typing in a name.

“You can help us add to this resource by volunteering on the DigiVol platform,” she said.

For a list of events, visit the Libraries Tasmania website here: https://libraries.tas.gov.au/features/Pages/familyhistorymonth.aspx
or contact Hobart Library on (03) 6165 5539.

National Family History Month is an initiative of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations. You can visit the website here: www.familyhistorymonth.org.au

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