Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors family history workshop

Media release - 22 February 2019

Kempsey Library is hosting a workshop next month for people interested in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander family history research.

Using resources from the State Library of NSW, the workshop will provide information on the various organisations that are the custodians of Aboriginal family history records.

Council’s Library Coordinator, Angie Meers said there were access conditions associated with the records due to the cultural sensitivity of the material.

“The State Library holds the Tindale genealogies and only direct descendants or those with written approval from communities or families can view the genealogies,” Ms Meers said.

The Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors workshop is run by the State Library’s Indigenous Services team. It outlines resources and strategies that may assist you in your research, including:

  • techniques to search the Library’s collections
  • discussion of significant collections held at the Library relating to the local area
  • tips for using other important resources for Aboriginal family history research

The workshop includes a question and answer session with the Indigenous Services team and practical guidance for using the Library’s resources.

Join us for this workshop on:

Date: Thursday, 7 March 2019
Time: 1:00-5:00pm
Venue: Kempsey Library
Contact: Angie Meers or Ruth Waite
Phone: 02 6566 3210

Collection of Dawn magazinesLearn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history research at the Connecting Culture: Tracing Ancestors workshop