For those of us here
in Australia, Trove is a wonderful, magical place that we can get side-tracked
in, very easily. So I hear you ask, what is Trove? Trove is the National
Library of Australia’s digitised newspapers. Covering all states and
territories, but not every newspaper, up to 1953, this website is a treasure
Trove for family historians. Everything from births, marriages and deaths, to
divorces, gossip and so much more. Have a look, you want be disappointed. The website also has useful guides, explaingin how to get the best out of your search. https://trove.nla.gov.au/
Today was day one of the Unlock The Past, sponsored genealogy feast.
Today was German research, with Dirk Weissleder presenting four informative talks. I have German ancestors and the information Dirk gave, will help me go further with my research. Giving us the German words for the different records will be very useful.
Kerry Farmer gave a great talk on DNA. I have heard Kerry give similar talks but today it started to sink in. While I don't know how many connections I will find, I'm am going to try another company and compare my results and maybe make a connection.
Rosemary Kopittke gave a presentation about My Heritage. I haven't look at this site but it sounds interesting.
It was good to catch up with friends and browse the stalls. I added to my collection of books.
Momento photo books. They are stunning.
Sylvia from Families In British India Society.
Heather from SAG. Heather also presented a talk on what the society holds for European research.
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…