Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sightseeing - Geniaus Style

So what does a genealogist do on a free day in Adelaide? I passed on the organised tours for Congress as I wanted to spend the day with Mr Geniaus before abandoning him for the next four.

The first site I visited was South Australia's Migration Museum. I won't rabbit on about that institution because fellow geneablogger, Helen V Smith, has done a superb job of that on her blog. I concur with all the positive things Helen says about the Museum in her blog post. The things that made this Museum so special to me were the artefacts and stories from immigrants that added context to the topic of migration. Below are some images from the exhibition.

The next stop on our meander down Adelaide's North Terrace was The State Library of South Australia. I was underwhelmed by the architecture and decor in this new addition that is stuck onto the historic Institute building. The three staff who helped me in the library were delightful and a credit to the Institution.  I have an inlaw in my tree who died in South Australia in 1902 and I was keen to see if I could find mention of him in any local indexes. Sadly, in spite of the best efforts of the library staff members i did not find anything. Thanks to Librarian Maureen, who is attending  Congress, for graciously posing for a photo and to the other female librarian for producing, in around a minute, a CD that was labelled in the catalogue as needing 48 hrs notice for retrieval. Librarians Rule!

Historic Institute Building on North Terrace
New SLSA Entrance (Right)
Librarian, Maureen
Family History Section, SLSA
A SLSA Librarian helping Geniaus with a CD

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