Thursday, July 30, 2009

Maltese in Australia

Next week is National Family History Week, in conjunction with the Whittlesea Heritage Program Yarra Plenty Regional Library is encouraging residents with Maltese ancestry or anyone else interested in learning about this to attend

How to research your Maltese Family History
Mill Park Library
394 Plenty Rd, Mill Park, Vic.

Wednesday 5 August
1.30pm - 2.30 pm
The first Maltese to arrive in Australia were convicts. By 2001 Victoria had the largest Maltese community in Australia, many settling in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Come along to this session to learn some tips and strategies for researching your Maltese family history. Presented by Yvonne Izatt of the International Settlers Group of the Genealogical Society of Victoria.

Bookings: 9437 8189

Some websites of interest include:

Photographs of Malta
National Archives of Malta
Maltese Nobility
Maltese Genealogy

Archives In Brief 117 - Maltese migration and settlement in NSW
— State Records NSW... Provides an overview of the record series that may be useful in tracing Maltese settlement in NSW. It includes information on searching for individuals within the records illustrated by case study examples.
Gravestone Photographic Resource ProjectFree transcriptions of monumental inscriptions including Malta
Immigrants from Malta arrive in Sydney having disembarked from the S.S. Partizanka, 1948 [picture]
Origins: History of immigration from Malta - Immigration Museum
Maltese Community Council of Victoria

Preservation of the Maltese culture and language in Victoria

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