Apr 2, 2015

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AFFHO Congress 2015 Social Events & Sponsors/Exhibitors Report...

AFFHO Congress 2015 Social Events & Sponsors/Exhibitors Report

This is the third and final report on AFFHO Congress 2015. Post One on the first two days is here and Post Two on the last two days is here. In this post I will be looking at the two social events and all the sponsors/exhibitors as these are also a key part of any events success. The welcome meet and greet was Thursday night, before Congress started and was held at Anzac Hall in the Australian War Memorial....

Apr 1, 2015

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AFFHO Congress 2015 Days Three and Four Report...

AFFHO Congress 2015 Days Three and Four Report

This is the second part of a three post report on AFFHO Congress 2015 held in Canberra from 26-30 March 2015. Part One is here and an interim report posted during Congress is here. Day Three started with a keynote address by Michael McKernan on war on the home front. I have heard Michael talk before and as usual he had some moving accounts to share with the audience. He pointed out that with deaths in war it is...

Mar 31, 2015

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AFFHO Congress 2015 Days One and Two Report...

AFFHO Congress 2015 Days One and Two Report

This is the first of three posts on the 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry, hosted by HAGSOC (Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra) on behalf of AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations). It was a four day conference with two major social events, group meetings and an exhibition area filled with sponsors and exhibitors. I will cover the conference days first and finish with the social events and exhibitors. I did manage one blog post...

Mar 15, 2015

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AFFHO Congress Thoughts – The First Congress 1977...

AFFHO Congress Thoughts – The First Congress 1977

With the AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations) Congress 2015 just over a week away now, many people are excited at attending this geneaevent which only happens every three years. Over the last few months, the three official Congress bloggers, Jill Ball, Pauleen Cass and myself (Shauna Hicks) have been interviewing Congress speakers for tips on attending Congress. You can see those interviews by clicking on the links to each of us and scrolling back through our posts....

Feb 10, 2015

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Week 31 Photographs in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015...

Week 31 Photographs in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2015

This personal genealogy blog challenge is to stimulate my own genealogy blogging efforts in 2014 – 2015 by focusing on a different kind of genealogical record each week. I wanted a challenge that reflected my own archival background as well as my own genealogy interests and there are probably lots of other records that I could have included. The challenge has an Australian focus but most of these records will be found just about anywhere in the genealogy...

Jan 25, 2015

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Interview with Carole Riley – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015...

Interview with Carole Riley – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to interview speakers and learn more about them prior to the Congress in Canberra in March 2015. Organised by AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations), Congress is only held every three years. It attracts some of the best speakers in Australasia and overseas, hundreds of keen family history enthusiasts and lots of trade exhibitors and without doubt is the major genealogy, family history and heraldry event in Australasia....

Jan 16, 2015

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Interview With Mathew Trinca – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015...

Interview With Mathew Trinca – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to interview speakers and learn more about them prior to the Congress in Canberra in March 2015. Organised by AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations), Congress is only held every three years. It attracts some of the best speakers in Australasia and overseas, hundreds of keen family history enthusiasts and lots of trade exhibitors and without doubt is the major genealogy, family history and heraldry event in Australasia....

Jan 3, 2015

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Interview with John Blackwood – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015...

Interview with John Blackwood – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to interview speakers and learn more about them prior to the Congress in Canberra in March 2015. Organised by AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations), Congress is only held every three years. It attracts some of the best speakers in Australasia and overseas, hundreds of keen family history enthusiasts and lots of trade exhibitors and without doubt is the major genealogy, family history and heraldry event in Australasia....

Dec 27, 2014

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Interview with David Berry – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015...

Interview with David Berry – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to interview speakers and learn more about them prior to the Congress in Canberra in March 2015. Organised by AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations), Congress is only held every three years. It attracts some of the best speakers in Australasia and overseas, hundreds of keen family history enthusiasts and lots of trade exhibitors and without doubt is the major genealogy, family history and heraldry event in Australasia....

Dec 23, 2014

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Interview with Jennie Norberry – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015...

Interview with Jennie Norberry – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to interview speakers and learn more about them prior to the Congress in Canberra in March 2015. Organised by AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations), Congress is only held every three years. It attracts some of the best speakers in Australasia and overseas, hundreds of keen family history enthusiasts and lots of trade exhibitors and without doubt is the major genealogy, family history and heraldry event in Australasia....

Dec 20, 2014

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Interview with Cora Num – keynote speaker AFFHO Congress 2015...

Interview with Cora Num – keynote speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to interview speakers and learn more about them prior to the Congress in Canberra in March 2015. Organised by AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations), Congress is only held every three years. It attracts some of the best speakers in Australasia and overseas, hundreds of keen family history enthusiasts and lots of trade exhibitors and without doubt is the major genealogy, family history and...

Dec 16, 2014

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Interview with Kate Bagnall – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015...

Interview with Kate Bagnall – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to interview speakers and learn more about them prior to the Congress in Canberra in March 2015. Organised by AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations),  Congress is only held every three years. It attracts some of the best speakers in Australasia and overseas, hundreds of keen family history enthusiasts and lots of trade exhibitors and without doubt is the major genealogy, family history and heraldry event in Australasia. See the...

Dec 13, 2014

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Interview with Robyn Williams – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015...

Interview with Robyn Williams – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to interview speakers and learn more about them prior to the Congress in Canberra in March 2015. Organised by AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations),  Congress is only held every three years. It attracts some of the best speakers in Australasia and overseas, hundreds of keen family history enthusiasts and lots of trade exhibitors and without doubt is the major genealogy, family history and heraldry event in Australasia. See the...

Dec 8, 2014

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Interview with Michelle Nichols – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015...

Interview with Michelle Nichols – speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to interview speakers and learn more about them prior to the Congress in Canberra in March 2015. Organised by AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations),  Congress is only held every three years. It attracts some of the best speakers in Australasia and overseas, hundreds of keen family history enthusiasts and lots of trade exhibitors and without doubt is the major genealogy, family history and heraldry event in Australasia. See the...

Dec 3, 2014

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Interview With Sue Reid: speaker AFFHO Congress 2015...

Interview With Sue Reid: speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to interview speakers and learn more about them prior to the Congress in Canberra in March 2015. Organised by AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations),  Congress is only held every three years. It attracts some of the best speakers in Australasia and overseas, hundreds of keen family history enthusiasts and lots of trade exhibitors and without doubt is the major genealogy, family history and heraldry event in Australasia. See the...

Nov 30, 2014

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Interview With Richard Reid: keynote speaker AFFHO Congress 2015...

Interview With Richard Reid: keynote speaker AFFHO Congress 2015

As one of the official AFFHO Congress 2015 bloggers, it is my pleasure to interview speakers and learn more about them prior to the Congress in Canberra in March 2015. Organised by AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations),  Congress is only held every three years. It attracts some of the best speakers in Australasia and overseas, hundreds of keen family history enthusiasts and lots of trade exhibitors and without doubt is the major genealogy, family history and heraldry event...