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Tracing your family history can be fun, but also often frustrating. If your ancestors were born overseas then finding information is often difficult because it's generally not available online.

You can do a free Trove newspaper search online to search old papers and often find useful information. Websites such as Family Search, Ancestry or Myheritage can all help, but require payment to get useful information.

Fortunately there are groups in Adelaide who can help with you this, and the Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society is doing just that in June with a series of talks. Held at the Stirling Coventry Library Community Room on Mount Barker Rd at Stirling, there will be three presentations which are open to the public.

Each presentation will take approximately 1.5 hours for a gold coin donations, and bookings in advance are essential as numbers are limited.

Genetics and Genalogy: The New Frontier
Thursday 11 June 2015 at 10 a.m
Genealogist Merilyn Pedrick will talk about how new developments in genetics can help family history research. It's now possible to identify previously unknown relatives wherever they are in the world bases on the results of a genetic test. Merilyn will draw upon her great experience and a wealth of knowledge from online forums to explain this exciting new approach to family search of your ancestors.

Researching the Davies Family History
Thursday 18 June 2015 at 10 a.m
Rod Davies is a former research scientist in Plant Biotechnology at the Waite Institute. After he developed a passion for knowing more about his family history, Rod set off to investigate his family's Cornish and Welsh roots. Like many others before him, Rod ran into a few brick walls along the way. Come and learn from his experience, and avoid the traps that he encountered.

The Honour Roll at the Church of the Epiphany, Crafers
Thursday 25 June 2015 at 10 a.m
War memorials and honour rolls are a goldmine for genealogy researchers in SA, although unfortunately many have been lost over time. The Church of the Epiphany has a splendid honour roll which records the names of 57 people who served in the Great War between 1914-1918 and has a connection with the Anglican parish.

Come and hear how Barbara Brummitt and others are piecing together the connections between the people, parish and the community. It's a fascinating detective story with many twists.

After hearing your genealogy talk, why not pop down the road to Mount Lofty Summit and enjoy some of the attractions there?

If you're keen to trace your family tree, there are many other resources available too.The State Library SA has a Family History Service, State Records have some tips, while Genealogy SA have an occasional Open Day. Happy hunting in your family tree!

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Why? Find your ancestors at Genealogy in June
When: 10am
Where: Stirling Coventry Library Community Room Mt. Barker Rd, Stirling
Cost: Gold coin
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