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Coming Events

Throughout the year, Launceston Branch holds a number of meetings and workshops that may be of interest to members and non-members. These are held either at our Library, City Park Stables, Tamar Street or at the Elderly Citizens Club rooms in Landale Street, Invermay.

The Annual General Meeting is held in April and includes a guest speaker who is an expert in some aspect of family history research.

The British Interest Group is open to members and meets monthly, usually focusing on a specific topic related to British ancestors.

The DNA Discussion Circle meets several times a year to assist members with their DNA queries. 

Workshops, on a subject of interest to family historians, are held in March, June and September and are open to members and non-members. This event also provides an opportunity for attendees to meet and mingle over afternoon tea.

A social gathering, usually an afternoon tea or lunch, occurs at the end of November to celebrate Christmas and marks the end of the Library year prior to a 6 week closure over the Christmas/New Year period.

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Wednesday 09 February 20222.00 pmBIG MeetingLibrary, City Park Stables, 45 Tamar St.
British Interest Group Meeting
An Interesting Book you have Purchased Recently to aid your Family History Research
Wednesday 09 March 20222.00 pmBIG MeetingLibrary, City Park Stables, 45 Tamar St.
British Interest Group Meeting
Royal Navy/Royal Marines Workshop - open to members and non-members but bookings are essential
Wednesday 16 March 20222.00 pmUsing DNAElderly Citizens Club, 16 Landale St.Ros Escott

Using DNA to Solve Family History Mysteries with Ros Escott

Have you wondered about the current interest in DNA testing? Should you have your DNA tested? What’s entailed and how might it add to the knowledge of your family history? If you have these and other questions, then come along to what promises to be an interesting and informative workshop.

Ros Escott, vice-president of TFHS Hobart Branch and coordinator of their DNA Interest Group, has developed a reputation as an expert in the use of DNA analysis for family history research purposes. In this workshop Ros goes through the basics of how DNA matching works and illustrates with five short stories of real people whose family history mysteries were solved with DNA analysis

When: Wed. 16 March 2022, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Where: The Elderly Citizens Club, 16 Landale Street Invermay ( Free parking is available behind the hall, with entry off Queen Street)

Cost: $10 per person.

Registrations and $10.00 fee are payable by Tuesday 15 March. Payment can be by cash, cheque or direct debit to Acc. No. 563150 BSB: 037-608. If paying by direct debit, please either:

Quote the reference: DNA and your surname and send an email with the names of attendees to reserve your place. (Phone: 0490 826 863)  or

Simply register online on our website here.  Quote the reference: DNA and your surname in the Comments block.

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