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Family history day: Find your soldier

Event Information

  • 19 Sep 2015 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • State Library of Queensland, Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: Free

Spend the day at SLQ discovering your family's military history.

As part of the Distant Lines exhibition, uncover stories, memories and information about the soldier in your family in a series of hands-on sessions led by SLQ's family history experts.

Learn techniques to discover your family's military history, and hear from others about their personal findings to gain deeper insight to the experiences, sacrifices and legacy of our soldiers from the First World War.

Follow the links below to find out more. Register now to secure your place!

Ask a Family History librarian: 10.30am–12pm
Visit our Family History Librarians at a drop in session or throughout the day at the Family History Library to ask questions about researching your soldier.

Distant Lines curator's tour: 11am–12pm
Get a deeper insight into the Distant Lines exhibition on our curator's tour.

My Father's Wars: 12pm–12.45pm
Join Q ANZAC 100 Fellow Elaine Acworth as she gives a rehearsed reading of her dramatic workMy Father’s Wars and discusses how her family history research has shaped her work.

Boot camp session – soldier photos: 1pm–2pm
In this session, learn how to search for soldier photos using SLQ resources.

Boot camp session – after the war: 2pm–3pm
Discover what happened to your soldier after the war using land and soldier settlement records.