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Family History

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 Family History



Oral histories published by the Alexandrina Library Service


Our History Room Volunteers have conducted numerous 'Oral History' interviews with local personalities over many years. Hard copies of the transcripts are held in the Local History Room (Family History section) - a Reference (Not for Loan) copy and a 'For Loan' copy in most cases.


Oral History is "A picture of the past in people's own words" (B. Robertson, 2000 Oral History Handbook). 

It is a spoken account, reflecting personal opinion offered by the interviewee in response to questioning.


The  Alphabetical listing of interviews page lists the oral history transcripts available in the Local History room.





Some records have variations on the way names are spelt. Check this page to see Alternate name spellings that we have come across, and add your own.


Street names have sometimes changed and a list is under construction.


Other Family Histories


When visitors use our Local History Room for assistance in completing their Family Histories, we encourage them to provide us with a copy of their research. Links to these Family Histories can be found here.





How to write your Family History


Several books are available to assist you with getting started on writing your Family History. These include




but please consult our online catalogue for the most current listing.



How to write your life story






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