An Italian-Australian Family History Group that operates under the auspices
of Co.As.It. at Casa d'Italia in Leichhardt. Our members are keen to retain
their Italian heritage, trace their respective family tree and record
events pertaining to their ancestors. Emphasis is placed on those who want
to record their story since their arrival in Australia.
When and where does the group meet?
Meetings are held monthly (except December & January)
Italian Forum Cultural Centre
Mezzanine Floor, 21 - 23 Norton Street
on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Meetings run from 7.00pm and finish
Why do we meet?
To bring together those interested in genealogy, creating a forum where
attendees can freely exchange information, views and experiences.
Participants also have the opportunity to hear guest speakers each month
who provide a wide range of Italian family history matters. A light supper
is served and all are welcome. Also a free history starter kit is available
to all newcomers.
Is there a cost to be involved?
Co.As.It provides, free of charge, a venue and equipment to hold the
monthly meetings. The Heritage Project Officer assists the group with
resources, photocopying and mail outs. The Family History Group does
however, seek a voluntary 'gold coin' donation to meet supper expenses.
Aims and objectives of the Co.As.It. family history group are:
To promote and encourage individuals to further their knowledge of
their Italian ancestors, and heritage.
To liaise with other societies, to share information, and to promote an
awareness of Italian genealogy.
To record and tabulate names of families under research
To record information on research methods and sources.
To assist each other in family history research and to make it easier
for newcomers in particular.
To share our knowledge with others working in Italian genealogy on a
To acquire books, periodicals, and research aids by purchase or
donation. Such materials to become the property of the Italian
Multimedia Resource Centre, and to be housed in the library of
Co.As.It.. In the event of the group being wound up such acquisitions
and equipment shall be donated to the Italian Multimedia Resource
Centre of Co.As.It.
To work in co-operation with the library staff and to assist them by
answering any enquiries relating to Italian Genealogy.
To instigate or participate in any research project undertaken by the
group as decided at a general meeting of members.
To function as a group under the jurisdiction of the heritage committee
of the Co.As.It. organisation, and to abide by the rules of Co.As.It.