Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Family Searching in Yanchep & Two Rocks Term 1 2012

Have you ever wondered about your ancestors, looked at some TV programme & thought ‘that looks easy’ then gone to a computer to find out how you can research your family?  “You just have to start looking”! If you are a beginner it can be daunting – all that information – where do you start! Maybe you have been researching for years but just can’t break down that brick wall. Help is at hand at Yanchep Community Centre & Two Rocks Library. Beginning on Wednesday 8th February through to 4th April, Angie Beck will guide you through the forest of information to find your tree. Maybe a convict, an ag lab (agricultural labourer) or a Lord?

At Yanchep Community Centre, from 10.30 – midday you will be able to learn how to use ‘FIND MY PAST’.  For a small fee you can check Migration records, Military records, Parish records & many more documents (mainly UK). In the afternoon from 2pm-4pm at Two Rocks Library Angie will guide you through “You don’t have to know what you are looking for… You just have to start looking.”  It can be very confusing if you just put a surname in & then get a million ‘hits’!! There are ways of working out if they belong to your family. 
If you are interested please phone Yanchep Community Centre 9561 2039 or Yanchep Library 9561 1110 to book a place. Bring with you any certificate's and any information you have on your family, plus a pencil, notebook & a thumb drive (if you have one). Oh, you might need some patience!!!
If you are wanting more instruction on how to use a computer there are classes at both venues. Yanchep Community Centre on a Thursday & the library on a Monday. Booking is essential as there are a limited number of computers.

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