Researching family histories is popular in Australia and new technology at Bangalow’s Heritage House is making it easier for local people to discover their past.
The new Family History room was officially opened today (25 July) and the doors are open for people to make the most of the new resources.
The Family History room is part of a project funded by a $320,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund (SCCF) called Connecting Families Past and Present at Heritage House.
The grant has provided for an extension to Heritage House for the creation of a new ‘hub’ for the exploration of family history which includes a new display and reading room as well as digital upgrades to allow local residents to access family history records held by the NSW Government.
Trish Bleakley, President of the Bangalow Historical Society, said there is now a new social area for family history buffs to meet, talk and share their research.