1 October 2017
New computer program helps track family ancestry
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THE ALC’s Anthropology Unit has been working with Traditional Owners to update the ALC genealogy register, a database of family histories that has been meticulously maintained over the years

The team is using an exciting new computer program called Family Historian to help with this important work.

Genealogist Judy Lalara and anthropologist Leslie Pyne are heading the work and are keen to meet with Traditional Owners to record new babies and deaths, and print family trees for anyone who wants to learn about their ancestry.

Elders have emphasised the importance of updating the genealogy register to use it as a tool to teach young people about their relationships on both their mother’s and father’s sides.

Family Historian will be available on the computers at the Cultural Centres in Angurugu, Umbakumba and Milyakburra.

Anyone wanting to look at or update their family trees can contact Judy or Leslie on 8987 4010.


PHOTO: Genealogist Judy Lalara is keen to meet with Traditional Owners to record new babies and deaths, and print family trees.