So who passed on the short gene?…. Delving into the past with the family history club.

The idea of discovering traits my ancestors possessed is what lured me to the local family history club.

Even though I could easily jump on an ancestor finding website, I wanted to learn from the experts at Frankston City Library.

Sometimes working within a group can spark ideas like delving into shipping records, phone books, census details and haunting Melbourne City Library for further information.

One participant had been searching for his relatives for eight years, it was amazing the amount of time he spent each week delving into records.

I was impressed that he found a long lost relative who lived a few suburbs away in Moorabbin.

Surprisingly it was easy to find records in England, I was on a mission to find out about my Grandma Cissy Wilkinson who plays a starring role in Golden Days Images.

Within minutes on I had found a marriage certificate!

It was really handy to have all these records at the tip of my fingertips and I think I may return to find out further details!

So here is the plug…….

Click here for more information on Frankston City Library’s free family history club


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One response to “So who passed on the short gene?…. Delving into the past with the family history club.

  1. The Mornington Peninsula Family History Society in Frankston has its own library with internet access ( – worldwide and also FindmyPast). It runs ‘how to classes’ for members and U3A people and assists all to find their family histories – with books, CDs, microfiche, microfilm, charts, etc. etc. It is the third largest family history society in Victoria with almost 300 members. Try it!

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