Family History Week at the State Library

Unidentified family portrait

Unidentified family portrait, example of an ambrotype [069321PD] Do you recognise these people? If so, we’d love to hear from you!

National Family History Week is being celebrated at the State Library from Wednesday 1 August to Friday 3 August. There will be tours, digital scanner training and talks on topics such as getting started with your family history, choosing genealogy software, pensioner guards, research in India, electronic historic newspapers, Ancestry, Findmypast and more. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced family history researcher you are sure to learn something new!
Experienced volunteers from the WA Genealogical Society will also be available each day to help you get started or overcome those brick walls. See our full program and information on how to book at What’s On – National Family History Week.

Family history talks on Thursday 9 February

We will be offering two free family history talks at the State Library on Thursday 9 February as part of our Learning program.

Black and White and Read All Over looks at some of the wonderful digitised historic newspapers available through Trove and the Library’s e-resources. Many of these are also available for you to use from home as members of the State Library.

Fantastic Websites is exactly that – a look at some of our favourite family history websites from around the world. Many of them will be familiar to you but you may discover some gems!

For bookings please phone 9427 3111 and visit our Family History Learning page for further details of these and other courses.

Would you like to speak better English?

Would you like to speak better English?

Join a FREE conversation group.

Meetings are held at:
Wanneroo Library // every Monday // 9.30am – 11am
Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre
Rocca Way, Wanneroo
Ph: 9405 5940

Clarkson Library // every Friday // 9.30am – 11am
Ocean Keys Boulevard, Clarkson
Ph: 9407 1600

Girrawheen Library // every Thursday // 9.30am – 11am
Girrawheen meetings held at:
BJL – Connecting Communities
11 Patrick Court Girrawheen (Situated behind Girrawheen Library)
Ph: 9342 8844

For more information please contact your local centre
Evening sessions coming soon in the Girrawheen area

* Note: for you to attend this group, you should already be able to speak a little English

More than just Google – free workshops at the State Library

SEaK – Search Engage and Know
Do you feel lost on the information highway?
Don’t know where to start looking for information?
Feel intimidated by the library or the internet?

The State Library has a range of free, practical hands-on workshops where you can improve your research skills and get internet search tips and tricks. All sessions are designed to give you a head start in uncovering the wealth of information available in the Library’s collections and online.

For full details visit the State Library website.