May 5, 2015

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Report on Immigration Seminar Brisbane May 2015...

Report on Immigration Seminar Brisbane May 2015

On Sunday I was one of the speakers at a seminar on immigration records organised by the Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland. Other speakers were Helen Smith, Rosemary Kopittke and Eric Kopittke and I had not heard any of their talks before so it was a great opportunity for me to hear other perspectives on immigration records. It is a pity that the seminar didn’t attract more people as there was lots to learn...

Apr 20, 2015

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Forensic Genealogy with Colleen Fitzpatrick in Brisbane...

Forensic Genealogy with Colleen Fitzpatrick in Brisbane

On Saturday I attended the Colleen Fitzpatrick seminar co-hosted by the Queensland Family History Society and the Genealogical Society of Queensland in Brisbane. Colleen gave three talks and there was a morning tea break. The venue was St Joseph’s College, there was lots of parking available and it was central to most areas of Brisbane. What I also liked was that there was a note taking desk at each seat as it was a student lecture theatre. Some...

Apr 14, 2015

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Genealogy Society Seminars – Why You Should Have Them...

Genealogy Society Seminars – Why You Should Have Them

At the weekend I traveled to Maryborough (QLD) to give three presentations to the Maryborough Family Heritage Research Institute. I don’t normally report on seminars where I am the only speaker but I think there are some wider lessons here for other genealogy and family history societies. The seminar was originally organised for a weekend in February but Cyclone Marcia was threatening the Queensland coast and the seminar was moved to 11 April. Whenever you reschedule an event,...

Oct 13, 2014

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Angling for Ancestors Seminar Report Oct 2014...

Angling for Ancestors Seminar Report Oct 2014

Angling for Ancestors was a two day seminar organised by the Gold Coast Family History Society and held at the Bicentennial Community Centre at Nerang. Day one was talks and displays while day two was visits to local museums and heritage centers. Over a hundred people enjoyed some great talks and spent time at the various display stalls around the seating area at the venue. The welcome goodies bag had note pad, pen, sticky notes, info leaflets, Gold Coast souvenirs,...

May 29, 2014

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Report on GSQ annual genealogy seminar day 26 May 2014...

This is an annual event hosted by the Genealogical Society of Queensland (GSQ) that I have had the privilege of speaking at over the years, much easier now that I am living closer to Brisbane. Even if I was not speaking, I would still attend as the speakers are usually good with topics that interest me. This year was no different. Speakers included Dr Jennifer Harrison, Helen Smith, Stephanie Ryan from State Library of Queensland (SLQ), Jane Wassall from...

Feb 29, 2012

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Darwin Family History Seminar

While up in Darwin for the War Comes to Australia tour, I also took part in the Unlock the Past genealogy seminar in conjunction with the Northern Territory Library and the Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory. It was a full day with Rosemary Kopittke and I giving three talks each with small presentations from the Library, the Society and Unlock the Past. Usually I am the only one blogging these events and it is always hard to...