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RAHS/WEA Workshop – Family History Meets Local History Using Trove

February 22, 2022 @ 11:00 - 13:00

$32 – $35

This event is in partnership with WEA Sydney

Trove is great for family history. It enables researchers to add to what they already know about their ancestors through research into Australian newspapers, Government Gazettes, pictures and photos as well as the wealth of other resources now freely available on Trove. Local history helps to link a person to a place at a specific time and puts our ancestors’ activities into context. Local historians too will find that Trove is an invaluable resource. There is an array of digitised material now accessible, which offers a gateway into the history of a local community and its people. This workshop will guide participants through the resources available through Trove, exploring how to link family and local history research.

About the speakers:

Adjunct Associate Professor Carol Liston AO is an Australian historian who specialises in the history of early New South Wales (1788-1860). Her research covers early colonial history with interests in people (convicts, colonial born and free immigrants and their family histories), local history, heritage and the built environment. Her particular interest is the colonial development of the County of Cumberland (Greater Western Sydney), using land records, family history and surviving buildings to document the past. She is President of the RAHS and co-editor of the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society.

Christine Yeats is a past President of the Royal Australian Historical Society, immediate past President of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia (ISAA) and immediate past Chair of ISAA NSW. She is the Senior Vice President of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies, Convenor of the Assessment Sub-Committee of the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Committee and Review Editor of the Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society. Christine is an archivist and professional historian with a particular interest in women’s history.



February 22, 2022
11:00 - 13:00
$32 – $35


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