State Archives NSW is the major archive repository in New South Wales, and they “manage and provide access to the New South Wales State archives collection, which is a unique and irreplaceable part of Australia’s cultural heritage dating back to 1788”.

Now you (no matter where you are), can learn about the State Archives NSW incredible collection, AND how to access it. State Archives NSW are moving into the world of webinars. So they are going to show you just what types of records they have, how to use them, and how to get the most out of their website. And they do this direct to you, in the comfort of your own home. For those who are unfamiliar with the term “webinar” think if it as being like a video tutorial that you can watch on your own computer.

Here is the State Archives NSW announcement:

“We are pleased to announce our program of free webinars! Each webinar will focus on the wonderful resources of the State archives collection and how to access them.

You can register to attend a webinar live below. This will generate an email with a link that you click on at the appointed time to attend the webinar.

We will also be recording our webinars so if you are unable to attend live, you will be able to view the webinar at a time convenient to you simply by selecting the recorded webinar of your choice. We will be building a library of recorded webinars in the coming weeks.”

They have two webinars already scheduled and open for bookings, with more to come. You do need to register and book, but they are FREE.

Using the NSW State Archives website
Date: Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017 10am – 11am (AEST)
Book now = > click here 

Tracing NSW Convicts
Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017 10am – 11am (AEST)
Book now => click here

If you’re unfamiliar with webinars, don’t worry, here’s a quick tutorial to talk you through the process (click here).