Tours and Workshops
First Wednesday Tours
The Family History Subject Specialists offer tours of the Genealogy Centre and the J S Battye Library of West Australian History on the first Wednesday of each month from February through to November. Tours are aimed at beginners and highlight some of the key resources for family history in both collections.
Family History workshops can be arranged for societies and groups. Please contact Tricia or Leonie for more details.
Tricia Fairweather, Subject Specialist: Family History.
+61 8 9427 3395
+61 8 9427 3247
Australian Joint Copying Project: what is it and where do I start?
Have you always wished you could get your hands on documents hidden away in archives in the UK? You may be surprised to learn that many of them are available on microfilm right here at the State Library. Records include documents relating to convicts, soldiers, early settlers and more.
Black and White and Read all Over
An introduction to digitised historic newspapers including Trove, the Times Digital Archive, British Newspapers and more.
Fantastic Websites for Family History
Take a look at some of our favourite family history websites from around the world.
Getting the best out of Ancestry
Searching Ancestry is not always as easy as it seems. This session gives plenty of tips for more effective searching.
Introduction to FindmyPast
This session includes FindmyPast UK, FindmyPast Ireland and FindmyPast Australasia. There are examples of what you can find, search tips and more.
Pathways to the Past: Family History for Beginners
Introducing family history resources available in the State Library and on the Internet.
Vital Records: how to find births, marriages and deaths
Overview of where to look for vital records in Australia, New Zealand and the UK and what they may provide.
Well they didn't swim...
Ways to find your ancestors' arrival in Western Australia.
For information on other sessions, including those run by the Battye Library, go to Learning at the Library.
Page last updated: Monday 9 July 2012