Genealogy in June

Once again during June, the Mt Lofty Districts Historial Society will be hosting a series of special events celebrating family history. Come and join us in the community room at Coventry Library, Stirling, to hear:

  • John McGregor talk about six generations of his family and their lives at Crafers, coinciding with the township’s 175th anniversary – June 16
  • Distinguished genealogist Graham Jaunay, with very useful guidance on  finding South Australian families in newspapers – June 23
  • An entertaining address by Ron Layton, explaining ‘family history done my way’ – June 30

The 90-minute sessions begin at 10am. Entry is by gold coin donation. Places are limited so please book early by contacting Tony Stimson, phone 8339 1397 or email ajstimson@bigpond.com

Download the flyer for all the details.

Come and visit

The Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society is based in the beautiful Adelaide Hills of South Australia. The Society provides access to a wealth of information about the history of the area through its Local and Garden History Centre in Stirling.

Uniquely, the History Centre brings together the history of local people and the remarkable gardens which influenced the development of this region.

It is located in the new Conventry Library, an award-winning building and the hub of the local community, attracting more than 2000 visitors a day.

The History Centre opened in 2008 thanks to the help of an Australian Government grant under the Regional Partnerships Program, the Adelaide Hills Council and several generous benefactors. It features a public display and research area, with freely available research materials, and a large functional workroom and store room which houses the Society’s collection.

Volunteers are available to assist people with inquiries between 2pm and 4 pm on days the Library is open. So come and visit us, and learn more about this fascinating corner of South Australia and its remarkable history.


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