Jan 30, 2015

Online Family History

There are still 4 places available in our upcoming session on researching family history online, which will be running at Sam Merrifield Library on Wednesday 18th February, from 2 until 4pm.

This session provides an introduction to using Ancestry, Find My Past and Trove. Participants will be taught searching skills and given the opportunity to begin investigating their own family history.

Participants must have basic computer skills.

To book online, go to Eventbrite.

Jan 15, 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

The new year has begun and the Family History Group have started meeting at Sam Merrifield Library again.

The upcoming topics that the group will focus on over the next few weeks are:

  • 20/1: General discussion and looking at Ancestry
  • 27/1: Problem solving (highs and lows)/using microfiche/Ancestry
  • 3/2: Problem solving/Find my Past/Digger
  • 10/2: Problem solving/Trove
  • 17/2: Guest speaker (to be confirmed)
  • New members are always welcome. Just come along to Sam Merrifield Library, Tuesdays 1-3pm.

    Dec 22, 2014

    Historical summer strolls in Moonee Valley

    The Essendon Historical Society will be leading historical walks through two different areas of Moonee Valley this January.

    Each walk costs $10 and includes tea or coffee. The walks take about an hour and a half and return close to their respective points of departure.

    On 11 January go on A Stroll Through North Essendon. Meet at 2pm at Max's Coffee and Wine Bar on the corner of Mt Alexander Rd and Leake St in North Essendon.

    And on 18 January, enjoy a walk that takes in Travancore Treasures. Meet at 1.30pm at The School Gates on the corner of Flemington St and Mt Alexander Rd, Flemington.

    Booking is recommended. Contact EHS on 9370 4607 or esshissoc@mail.com

    Dec 11, 2014

    Short break for the Family History Group

    Moonee Valley Libraries' Family History Group have held their last meeting for 2014.

    The first meeting for 2015 will be on Tuesday 13th January, 1-3pm, at Sam Merrifield Library.

    New members are always welcome - just drop in at the next meeting.

    Nov 10, 2014

    Talk on tonight at the library: At home with the war

    There are still spots for the talk on at Sam Merrifield Library tonight in honour of Remembrance Day: At home with the war: The Great War in Victorian private life.

    This presentation examines how World War One was experienced in Victoria. It draws on personal letters and diaries to tell a story of the war as an individual, familial, and communal trial. Through an examination of anxieties over loved ones at the front, it offers new ways of understanding the costs of the war and the capacities of Victorians to meet and endure its demands.

    Dr Bart Ziino teaches history at Deakin University. His previous book was A distant grief: Australians, war graves and the Great War.

    This talk is free. To book call the library on 8325 1950.