What's on NSW & ACT AFHS

Events in 2016

Dubbo & District Family History Society Inc

Share your Story: a bi-monthly regular forum 11:00am 19 February 2016. For catering we need your rsvp by Tuesday, 16th February. There is a $2 donation required towards refreshments.

All are welcome it will not be restricted to members.

Ku-ring-gai Family History Society

General Meeting, Saturday 20 February 2.00pm, Tim Griffiths, Endurance”

The Adventurous life of Frank Hurley, official photographer of World Wars I & II, film-maker and member of both the Mawson and Shackleton Antarctic expeditions

Milton Ulladulla Family History Society Inc

Seminar: Saturday, 27 February, 2016 Lower Ground Floor, Ulladulla Civic Centre
Cost $10 members or $15 non members

Kaye Vernon from Teapot Genies and Suzanne Voytas

Kaye will speak on two topics:-
1. “Digging for Gold and Finding Gems Using unusual records from State Records NSW” indexed by Kaye Vernon and Billie Jacobsen”
The talk is on the background to these records: Gold Records, Convict Records, Justices of the Peace, Hospital Records, Police, Prisons, Orphanage Records…and more….
2. “The Plight of Children in the 19th and early 20th Century” and this talk relates to what Kaye has found during the indexing. It shows both sides of the children’s lives ie…what was happening in the orphanages and also what was happening in the children’s own homes. It also covers stories found in other records including gaol records, court records etc

Suzanne’s two topics are;
1. ‘From Famine to Feast – Hints for Irish Research’ Once Irish research was a famine but today it is a feast. So many unbelievable records are now within everyone’s reach. However to understand many aspects of these records it is still necessary to understand the history of Ireland.
2. ‘It is not all on the Internet’ – with the rapid advancement in technology it has provided almost instant access to many resources which has led to the belief that everything is on the net and if it is not there, then the records do not exist.

Central Coast Family History Society Inc

Seminar 2016 will be held on Saturday 5th March 2016 at the Gosford Lions Community Hall rear of our cottage 8 Russell Drysdale Street, East Gosford commencing at 9.15 am with the official opening.

Guest speakers will be Amanda Ianna—Registrar NSW BDMs - Joy & Allan Murrin - Transcription Agents - Topic Discoveries in Family History Resources - Some case studies that will unlock your research in BDM Index and online databases - Ben Mercer—Ancestry.com.au and Andrew Gildea— FindersCafe.

For more information visit their webpage.