You are invited!!
Help us celebrate the launch of The Foundling Archive workshoppers sessions,
Lee & Phoebe from Born & Bred are returning with their introduction to home archiving and family history sleuthing workshop.
Keeping it in the Family: Conservation, Preservation and Digging Deeper
Lee & Phoebe share some trade secrets, walking you through the process of organising your home archive and introducing to the world of online family sleuthing resources followed finally, by some very handy tips and tricks to creating a project that is interesting and unique to your family's experience.
This workshop is great for beginners and as an introduction to our Hazel Edwards writing & mentoring programme.
Archiving - the right equipment, how to organise your photos, slides and family documents, conservation techniques you can use at home.
Research - online resources and introduction to the National Archives Australia, Public Records Office Victoria and more.
Putting it together - finding interesting ways to record and share your family history.
When: Saturday 3rd June, 10.30-1.15pm
Where: The Good Room Brunswick Eat
Price: Free with workshopper membership
After lunch, put your new knowledge into practise with a free introduction to our new scanning and organising workspace. Browse through our inspiration library of memoirs and family projects while the team at the Foundling Archive is on hand to help you scan and archive, edit and write. We'll share interviewing tips, discuss your project and provide feedback.
Participants are invited to bring a box or two of their home archiving so you can get started after lunch at our first The Foundling Archive Workshoppers session.
Meet your facilitators
Born and Bred is Lee Hooper and Phoebe Wilkens who have over ten years experience working in the history field.
They specialise in family history research, but love to delve into all historical avenues including historical writing and presentations on family history research and ephemera and family documents conservation and preservation.
Lee Hooper has a love of old creepy houses, unlocking mysteries found within Victorian public records and writing fiction and non-fiction that expresses her love for a good spun yarn and the articulate telling of true tales. Lee has over six years’ historical research and archival access experience thanks to her time working at the Public Record Office Victoria. Combining her research skills and her passion for writing, Lee has contributed to articles published in the Herald Sun and has had a grisly true crime story published in Provenance, the Public Record Office Victoria’s annual journal. She is also a tour guide through Unlocked Melbourne at Melbourne Central and the Coops Shot tour as well as the Co-creator, Co-host, researcher and writer for the new Melbourne History Podcast - Dead & Buried Podcast.
Phoebe Wilkens’ passion is genealogy, discovering a love for researching families, their origins and finding skeletons in the closet. Phoebe also loves to write about historical events and delights in discovering treasures in the archives. She has a wide and varied range of research experience, having worked alongside Lee at the Public Record Office Victoria for nearly two years, as well as working at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre and volunteering at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.
Phoebe successfully completed her Advanced Diploma in Local, Family and Applied History in 2012 and completed her Bachelor Historical Inquiry and Practice in 2016, both through the University of New England. Phoebe is also a graduate member of the Professional Historians Association (Victoria) and a fellow researcher and writer on the Dead & Buried Podcast.
Lee Hooper & Phoebe Wilkens