Trace your family history

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City of Canada Bay Library Service provides access to two important databases for people wishing to trace their family history, Ancestry and Find My Past.

To coincide with Family History Month, Heather Garnsey of the Society of Australian Genealogists will be giving an informative talk to help family history researchers. The talk is aimed at current users of Ancestry and Find My Past who would like to enhance their search skills and use these databases to greater effect.

The talk will be held at Concord Library on Tuesday, 27 August 2013.

The photograph shows John and Amanda Jane Smith with their children at Mortlake. Behind their home looms one of the AGL (Australian Gas Light Company) Gas Storage Tanks. John Smith was an engineer, born in Kent, who came to Australia to install a new stoking machine at AGL. After serving 15 years with AGL he operated the Petersham Hotel for a period before returning to AGL where he worked until his death in 1927.

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Posted on August 2, 2013, in Mortlake and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Margaret maguire

    Great to see this family history my grandfather is sitting on Amanda’s knee.

  2. Shirley Evanoff ( nee Smith )

    Wonderful to see my great grandparents in this photo, John Smith was previously an engineer at Beckton Gas Works not far from London along the Thames River .

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