National Family History Month Events

We are celebrating National Family History Month by hosting various events throughout August.


Historical Society Pop Ups

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This August, the PMI will be visited by a number of Victorian Historical Societies.

Come along and pick their brains, or just have a general chat to find out how these societies can help you in your family history and local history research. No bookings required, just drop in anytime throughout the day.


Author Talks/Workshops

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Writing a Non-Boring Family History

Researching and finding the best way to tell these stories can be a fascinating journey and the chance to create a valuable resource for your descendants. How do you create an account that is memorable, engaging and not boring?
When: Saturday 18 August, 10:00am-1:00pm (spaces are limited, so bookings are essential) 


Scottish Highland Migrants

Join author, Jim Donaldson to hear the story of their selection, voyages, settlement and life after their arrival in this country.
When: Saturday 18 August, 2:00pm-3:30pm (spaces are limited, so bookings are essential) 


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Success with Family History

Our Collections Librarian, Ellen, will be respiring her talk on making your written family history accessible for researchers and fellow historians and tips on how to ensure it gets into libraries.
When: Wednesday 8 August and Wednesday 22 August, 11:00am-11:30am (spaces are limited, so bookings are essential)