Over the last 18 months kuril dhagun has delivered Indigenous Family History workshops with Kathy Frankland from Community and Personal Histories (Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships).
The series has been offered through four workshops on the first Saturday of each month. Introduction to Indigenous Family History has been one of the most popular sessions providing the first steps to starting family history research.
Session two provided an exclusive viewing of State Library collections including historical diaries and papers that recorded names and languages of local groups during early colonial times.
Other workshops covered basic scanning principles with access to kuril dhagun’s community scanners and using trove to support Aboriginal and Islander family history research.
September 1st was the last session for 2018 before it gets revamped for next year. It covered both tips for starting out plus Trove, and we ended the day with a collection viewing where one of the researchers found a previously unknown picture of her grandmother!
We will be offering the Indigenous Family History Workshops again next year but need some input to make it even better! If you have any tips for us we have a survey here.