9    Apr 20134 comments

MyHeritage: Australia’s ‘Shake Your Family Tree 2013′

MyHeritage is proud to be the official sponsor of Shake Your Family Tree 2013, presented by the National Archives of Australia.

Set for Tuesday, April 16, from 9.30am to 4pm, the event is taking place at local National Archives offices in Australia's state capitals.

Shake Your Family Tree, the annual family history day, includes a full day of activities to help you get started in your family history research, and celebrate your family heritage.

Many Australians are descendants of immigrants, and this year's theme is immigration. Australians can research records at events held at various state offices to learn their family’s story of arriving and settling in Australia.

Attendees will be able to speak to experts and participate in sessions with guest speakers and panels; resource advice will be available to help discover your ancestral background.

For our Australian MyHeritage users, this is a great day to discover tips for family history research and find records for your ancestors.

MyHeritage’s Chief Content Officer Russ Wilding will be at the Canberra event to showcase how to utilize MyHeritage to research and preserve your family history.

Shake Your Family Tree 2013 is a free event, but reservations for seminars and workshops are essential.

Can't make it? MyHeritage will be providing support for real-time webcasts of some key sessions including:

  • A live demonstration of the website Destination: Australia, where you may find photographs of family members who migrated to Australia after World War II
  • A special panel session exploring the lives and experiences of post-war migrants (chaired by SBS journalist Karen Middleton)
  • A presentation on how to discover your family’s migration records held by the National Archives' Stewart Crawford.

Follow updates and news on the National Archives of Australia Twitter account and via the hashtag, #SYFT13.

Will you be there? Let us know in the comments below, or on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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  1. i would love to be able to get in touch with a young man whose name is mark jones his mum is maureen [woodside] jones his grand parents were ellen and andy woodside....andy was a cousin of mine our family are from n ireland. im 70yrs old and i have a lot of info about our family.i know he is a member of my heritage i would love to be in contact with him. he had two brothers kim and david.
  2. Looking for anyone who knew George THOMAS Cook born 1917, was in the RAAF with the Japanese Occupational Forces and died in 1986 in Brisbane where he worked as a caretaker.
  3. Seeking information on my Irish great grandparents, John Kelly and Mary Meagher who married in Balranald NSW on 12 November 1865. Their children were Mary (1866) who married David Flynn (1888), Honora (1868), Charles (1869 - 1871), Ellen Imelda (1871) who married John Wilson (1895), Thomas (1873), Joseph (1875), John (1876), James William (1878) who married Louisa Ann Davis (1904), George (1881), Rose (1882) and Anne (1884).
  4. If anyone has knowledge of Leo Alphonsus Madden, Born 14th December 1899, in Forbes, New South Wales, Australia to Thomas Madden and Margaret Mary Madden (nee Finn): Please contact me.
    I am working on a Family Tree with a Cousin, and we would love to fill in some missing pieces.
    He was my Grandfathers Brother.

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