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.