Find the digger in your family tree

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. Almost half of Australia’s eligible men enlisted for service in WW1 – was one of your ancestors amongst them?

ANZAC digger

Are you aware of how much information is out there about your World War I ancestors?

On Monday 9 February, Tea Tree Gully Library will host an information session, ‘Find the digger in your family tree’. This session will show people how to research and extract information from the National Archives of Australia and the Australian War Memorial, as well as other online sources.

Local History Services Officer David Brooks will help guide people to not only find the digger in their family tree, but also discover what experiences they had while on active service overseas.

This is a support event for Tea Tree Gully Library’s Field of Remembrance project, a commemorative event to honour 100th anniversary of ANZAC Centenary.

If you would like to attend, you can book online or phone 8397 7333.

For more information about the Field of Remembrance project, please visit 

Where: City of Tea Tree Gully Library Community Learning Centre, 571 Montague Road Modbury

When: Monday 9 February 6pm

Starting your family history?

Do you need help with starting your family history or just want some practical advice on how to overcome problems with your research? Need to find the missing names, dates and relationships in your family tree?

Experienced volunteers are available in Tea Tree Gully Library’s Local History Room to assist you with your family history research every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am-5pm.

Should you have a large family tree to uncover, or you require assistance to perform a more detailed family history search, you can book a special one-on-one session with a volunteer on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Our volunteers can help you to research several key resources that form the backbone of any family history research, such as:

  • Indexes of births, deaths and marriages.
    You’ll find indexes but full certificates are held by the registry office in the State that the event happened.
  • Passenger lists
    Look for indexes and lists of passengers immigrating to Australia.
  • Convict records
    Find records about sentencing, transportation, where convicts served out their sentences and maybe more.
  • Electoral rolls
    See where you ancestors were living.

Come into the Library any time to make an appointment or give us a call on 8397 7333.