At 10.00am on Friday 9 March 2018, at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Darling Harbour, the 15th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry, began, with three concurrent sessions. And the choices were difficult, with a very varied range of topics.
A1, was my first choice, with Jill Ball's Beaut Blogs: ideas for tarting up Geneablogs. What a fantastic session it was! Jill has such enthusiasm, for blogging that she really engaged her audience, especially as she used some parts of other bloggers, blogs.
This was followed by a break and a chance to catch-up with friends, there only for the day.
Back into the room and I attended the talk from the National Archives of Australia about Linking the Obscure. Very interesting, lots of useful information.
Lunch and a quick dash outside for a photo of those, who are doing or have done the University of Tasmania course, then I filled in on the Guild of …
To give it it's full title, 15th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry. Hosted by the Society of Australian Genealogists, in 2018, it comes under the broad banner of the Australian Federation of Family History Organisations. Held every three years it is the biggest Australian Genealogy event.
When is Congress 2018?
It will be held from Friday 9 March to Monday 12 March at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour.
What is the theme?
Bridging the Past & Future.
With our iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, how could we not have it in the theme.
It is important that we do bridge the past and the future, we have to encourage the younger generations to get involved with genealogy. It is their past too.
What will be happening?
I'm not going to give to much away but will give a link to the website, at the end.
There will be Keynote speakers, with a wide range of topics.
A Welcome Function, Congress Dinner, for the social side of th…
#Congress_2018 has been and gone and I'm only just getting around to blogging about it. So lets rewind to Wednesday 7 March.
I was asked to be the 'Welcome Person', as people arrived for early-bird registration. This was set-up in Glover Cottage, next door to Richmond Villa, home of the Society of Australian Genealogists. It was very slow, with only around 50 people taking advantage of this, by the time I left around 2.00pm and Jill Ball took over.
There was early registration on Thursday 8 March, as well but I didn't go into the city until lunch time. This was very busy and Jill Ball's blogs GeniAus http://geniaus.blogspot.com.au/ has all the gossip.
Once ensconced in my hotel room, I was joined by Alison Wolf and Ruth Standring for afternoon tea. Discussions about what sessions we wanted to go to, dinner, on both Thursday and Friday nights, plus catching up with each others news.
Ruth and I walked down to Pancakes at The Rocks, Darling Harbour, (very confusi…