While studying Information Science, I realised that I come across many interesting resources that some people may not know about. I will be sharing some of these on a regular basis, to spread the GLAM knowledge.
So, today I went to the Perth branch of the National Archives of Australia. Here we were shown how to access immigration records, and passenger lists and also how to do a search for service records. It was incredibly interesting. We were shown some of the archives as well, which because of my studies was just a little bit exciting.
If you have any interest in discovering your family history I suggest you look at both the State Records Offices and the National Archives. They usually have tours, which is a great introduction, and the staff are really helpful. Many archives are also improving access through digital and on-line repositories which is great for the home researcher.