Most Aboriginal people are already historians. They hold knowledge of family ancestry, culture and history, and often treasured family photos and documents. There is much more to find online and in libraries and archives, but if you haven’t searched in these places before, it can be a bit hard to know where to start. Finding Your Ancestors is a project to encourage and help you to take your first steps into researching your family history.

The project is co-ordinated by the Royal Australian Historical Society and provides a series of written and video guides that help with how to research your family history. While it has been produced for NSW, it is useful for anyone in Australia.

Title Artwork : Journey of Our Ancestors. © Debra Beale, Deboriginal. For more information on Debra, view the Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative website or contact

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