Liz Pidgeon, Local and Family History Librarian at Yarra Plenty Regional Library, in Melbourne, Victoria, will offer "Researching Australian Family History, with Additional Tips for Finding Your American Ancestor in Australia." She will provide an introduction to research in Australia, and an overview of sources, including archives, genealogy and family history societies, convict research, military resources, and libraries, including the National Library's Trove website. She will also be available for research questions after the lecture.

Liz began as Librarian Cataloguer at YPRL in 1991 and was involved in the early implementation of digitization programs. In 2005 she was appointed as Local and Family History Librarian co-ordinating local and family history services for the region as part of the Community Engagement team. Responsibilities include overseeing collections, developing partnerships with local history groups and councils, and promoting the value of local and family history to the community through network meetings and programs in the library. She has a long time personal interest in both local and family history, and is actively involved in the preservation of photographs and stories. She has also been a Creative Memories Consultant for over 10 years.

This one-hour class starts at 2:00 PM and will be held in Meeting Room A.

To register for this free event, send an email or call 260-421-1225.

Take advantage of this rare, and free, opportunity to hear and meet with an expert from Down Under!