Family History Matters 
 The blog of the GSV 

August is National Family History Month

Expiry Date
24 January, 2024

Libraries, family history societies, authors and archives across Australia and New Zealand are banding together for another month of lectures, book launches, site visits and prizes, to celebrate this amazing pastime we all share. Most of the events are free.

The opening talk via zoom will be a highlight: At 5pm on Tuesday 1 August, University of New England’s Professor of Heritage and Digital Humanities, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart together with family historian and technology enthusiast, Andrew Redfern will discuss the pros and cons of using Artificial Intelligence in family history research.

Another highlight will be the concluding event, held in person at the Metcalfe Auditorium at the State Library of NSW at 12 noon, Thursday 31 August. Anita Jacoby AM, an awarded Australian TV producer will share the experience of researching her own family history for her book Secrets Beyond the Screen. Anita will address how to deal with sensitive material in family history research and writing. This talk will not be via zoom but hopefully will be recorded to view later.

Keep checking the events calendar as more events keep being added

Following the Facebook page is another great way to keep up with all that is happening:

A series of prizes are on offer, for both participants and contributing organisations.

Prizes include memberships, annual subscriptions, books, vouchers and DNA kits.

Go to the website in August to enter the competitions

Happy National Family History Month - we wish you rewarding research.