As convenor I often take episodes of 'Who do you think you are?' to class, but haven’t shown one yet as members come to class already 'in the zone', keen to use the time to find out more about their own origins and family stories. It has been a great privilege to support Tech Savvy Projects - Family History group members to develop skills in using internet based family history programs and resources this year and to watch as they make discoveries and deepen their understanding of family ties over time.
Family Research is a guided self-help group for members who are already working on their family tree. Sessions commence with report backs on ‘pains and gains’ during research over the previous month accompanied by shared problem solving and lots of encouragement and ideas for next steps. Presentations by group members and guest speakers provide inspiration and suggestions of different approaches and resources. Social distance regulations permitting, ‘hands on’ segments to learn new skills on our devices will be included in 2022. Stories are also shared each month on topics designed to encourage deeper reflection on our research. Topics to begin 2022 include ‘A Sense of Place’, ‘Hunch’ and ‘They were there when…’.
Convenor/s Contact Details
0478 607 838
0403 226 649
0407 266 688
4th Thursday 1 to 4 pm
Apps and Resources
Draft notes on lists and downloads from Trove
Photobooks express help guide
Developed and maintained by members, this website showcases U3A Benalla & District.
Photographs - acknowledgment to U3A members; Benalla Art Gallery website;
Weebly 'Free' images;Travel Victoria and
State Library of Victoria