Branch out into family history with top tips
TAKE a leaf out of Ray Smith’s book and grow your family tree.
The local historian from Willetton will host a free workshop on July 24 at Woodloes Museum in Cannington with tips on how to trace your family history.
Mr Smith has researched and built his family tree, encompassing three branches and more than 14,000 leaves.
He will assist participants in compiling their own family tree and provide advice on where they can obtain support.
Canning Mayor Paul Ng said the workshop demonstrated the importance of family history and local heritage and how it can contribute to the quality of life and cultural identity within the community.
“Reflecting on and preserving our heritage gives each individual in our community a sense of place, identity and belonging,” he said. “It can be an important source of classroom learning for the benefit of current and future generations.
“The City’s libraries hold a valuable Local History Collection, which provides a great resource for the community including the young, the old, the student, and the inquiring mind.”
The How to Start your Family History workshop on Wednesday is from 10am at Woodloes Museum, 39 Woodloes Street, Cannington. There is no cost involved and all are welcome to attend.
Local historian Ray Smith will give tips on researching your family tree. www.communitypix.com.au d494494