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Trace your family tree at Albany family history open day on Thursday

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Albany Regional Family History Society volunteer researcher Linda Christy, Albany Family History Centre director Graham James and Albany Public Library local history co-ordinator Sue Lefroy.
Camera IconAlbany Regional Family History Society volunteer researcher Linda Christy, Albany Family History Centre director Graham James and Albany Public Library local history co-ordinator Sue Lefroy. Credit: Kasey Gratton

History research societies of Albany will hold an open day next Thursday to help members of the public trace their genealogy.

Albany Regional Family History Society will join Albany Family History Centre for their annual open house event where they share resources to help the community map their family trees.

Usually held in the history rooms of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Albany, this year the event will be held upstairs at the Albany Public Library.

AFHC director Graham James said the open day will help people start the process of tracing their family’s history by showing them how to access genealogical websites.

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“The start is always the hardest thing,” Mr James said.

He said the AFHC focuses on finding family tree information about overseas connections including convicts sent to Australia, with ARFHS having more of a local history focus.

The free open day is on from 9am-2pm next Thursday in the upstairs conference room of Albany Public Library.

Albany Family History Centre is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-12pm at the rear of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building.

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