Course content was based on information accessed through the University of Third Age. Two of the eight units were covered in this workshop though many other items, ideas and shared knowledge was also explored.
One of the highlights was the “Toes have it” item (see picture below) which highlights how one’s toe configuration connects with differing genealogical lineages. This can be further explored through Googling “genealogy and toes”.
Each participant went home with not only informative handouts but also a clear goal of what they would like to research further and achieve before catching up again on June 26th for the next instalment of information. One gleeful participant proudly announced the following day that she had already met her goal of finding out her Great Grandfathers heritage details – within 24 hours!
One of the take home messages was to begin with the present and work backwards, utilising information sourced from living relatives. Starting the conversation and recording details and stories discussed is a wonderful way of capturing this history.
The CRC is excited to let the community know that the very popular ancestry.com site is available to access free through the library. It does require library membership which of course is also free! Please speak to Ally or Davina if this interests you and there is no need to have attended the workshop to gain access to ancestary.com.
Due to such positive feedback there have been requests for another Genealogy 101 workshop to be held in the near future. This may be held in the evening with enough interest, especially for those who were interested but unable to attend the original time and date.
The sequential workshop of Genealogy 101 is scheduled for Monday June 26th. Review/information of the Genealogy 101 workshop is needed to attend this workshop and is available on request.
If you would like to register or attend either of these sessions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9863 4859.
Good luck to all those who are having fun discovering their past – from Convict to Sir; Seamstress to Queen Victoria to Winemaker; Farmer to Baker.