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Genealogy in June

Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society presents……

Genealogy in June

Join us at the Stirling Coventry Library Community Room  Mt. Barker Rd, Stirling

Merilyn Pedrick will speak on 

Genetics and Genealogy: the New Frontier

Thursday 11 June 2015 at 10 a.m.

Merilyn Pedrick is a genealogist of long standing and an active contributor to on-line forums.

Her talk will look at how new developments in genetics, now accessible to the public at a relatively small cost, are reshaping the practice of genealogy by putting people in touch with previously unknown relatives across the world or across the street.

Dr. Rod Davies will speak on

Researching the Davies Family History

Thursday 18 June 2015 at 10 a.m.

Formerly a research scientist in Plant Biotechnology at Waite Institute, Rod Davies’ interest in family history was sparked by his father and has continued apace since his retirement. Rod’s talk will outline the family’s Cornish and Welsh roots and the brick walls he has run into along the way

Barbara Brummitt will speak on

The Honour Roll at the Church of the Epiphany, Crafers

Thursday 25 June 2015 at 10 a.m.

The names of 57 who served in the Great War 1914-1918 are recorded on the church’s splendid honour roll. All had some connection with the Anglican parish. Barbara Brummitt and others are piecing together the connections between people, parish and community, a fascinating exercise with many twists.

The duration of each session is 1.5 hours

Places are limited to 30 persons so book early.

Gold coin donation on entry

Bookings essential to Tony Stimson at either 83391397

or ajstimson@bigpond.com

Friday, May 8

7.30pm to 10 pm

Coventry Library, Mt Barker Road, Stirling

As part of South Australia’s About Time festival, the Mount Lofty Districts Historical Society is staging another in its highly successful series of ‘kaleidoscope’ events.

Join our own Chris Chardon, Regional Historian of the Year,  as this year we throw the spotlight on Stirling and its transformation from a small village to a vibrant town known for its beautiful gardens and cafes.

The evening will showcase rare historic images as part of an interactive program that will encourage people to share their memories and stories.

Entry: $10. Drinks and nibbles provided.

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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