History, Genealogy and Heritage Events

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Expo exhibitors

Exhibitors confirmed - includes this who will have an attended or unattended stand, are part of a group display or who will supply information on their services

States/countries noted where exhibitors are from interstate/overseas.

Why not join us as an exhibitor?
Exhibiting costs are low and are discounted further if you can help publicise the expo. 

CLICK HERE for exhibiting information and booking form.

Major sponsors

VicGUM      FTM    MyHeritage      


other sponsors and supporters

Vivid             Genealogy SA            Flip-Pal   Mentis


Miscellaneous exhibitors

  • Ancestry (US/NSW) - www.ancestry.com.au - Australia and New Zealand's favourite family history website, offering access to millions of searchable records.
  • Arabesque Scissors - www.arabesque-scissors.com
    Handmade cushions and unique monogrammed creations! Contact: Ali
  • Archive Digital Books Australasia - available from www.gould.com.au
    Digitising old and rare books - over 2 million pages offered on CD-ROM and large collections in fully searchable USB drives
    Contact: Alan Phillips -  alan@gould.com.au
  • Australian DNA database project - Australian Centre for Ancient DNA
  • Avonmore Books - a specialist military history publisher and distributor based in Adelaide. Do you have a military history story?  Speak to Peter from Avonmore Books.
  • Battle Tours and Historical Travel 
  • Bernard Arnold - Flour milling and millers
  • Big Egg Media - professional video and audio conversion
  • Christeen Schoepf (independent historical archaeologist & community historian). Cheer-Up Society of South Australia - Cheer-Up Society Roll of Honor. Genealogical and biographical research. Contact Christeen Schoepf, christeen.schoepf@gmail.com 
  • Christeen has 3 Facebook sites - on subjects of interest to many
     - Cheer-Up Society of South Australia
     - Violet Day - remembrance for those who had fallen at Gallipoli and later, in other theatres of war
     - Port Pirie District Family History Group 
  • Clean Cruising (Qld) - travel agents for all 13 Unlock the Past cruises and the Unlock the Past 2012 War comes to Australia battlefield tour the NT.
    Unlock the Past pioneered the history & genealogy cruise concept in Australia - and Clean Cruising has been with them every step of the way! Based in Brisbane, Clean Cruising is a family owned and operated cruise agency operating since 2001. In 2014 we were voted by Australia’s cruiselines into CLIA’s Top 5 Agents of the Year. Our dedicated cruise consultants have spent plenty of days at sea, and are here to answer all of your questions about cruising. Give us a call on 1800 007987.
  • DatacomIT (digitising products and services) (VIC- serving a national market) 
  • Eezy Charts (ACT)
  • Engineering Heritage Australia (SA)
  • Family Historian (Gould Genealogy stand)
  • Family Tree Maker (MacKiev) (US)
  • FamilySearch (US/NSW - but international in scope) - FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organisation in the world. FamilySearch is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organisation sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4921 family history centres in 129 countries,
  • Finders Cafe (QLD)
  • Findmypast (UK/NSW - but international in scope)  - Search over 8 Billion records covering Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Ireland and United States. We have millions of records you won’t find available elsewhere online including the 1939 Register and British Newspaper Archives.
  • Flip-Pal mobile scanner (Mentis) US (NZ)
  • Genealogy ebooks - www.gen-ebooks.com
    Over 500 ebooks from Unlock the Past and Archive Digital Books Australasia 
    Contact: Alan Phillips, inquiries@gen-ebooks.com
  • Gould Digital - www.goulddigital.com
  • Preserve your history for generations to come - digital printing, CD.DVD dupication, publishing
    Contact: inquiries@goulddigital.com 
  • Gould Genealogy & History - www.gould.com.au
    over 5000 products for family and local history researchers - books, maps, data CDs, genealogy software, stationery, archival supplies and scrapbooking
    Contact: Alona Tester - alona@gould.com.au
  • History Helper - www.historyhelper.com.au
    Provider of support services to historical researchers. 
    Contact: info@historyhelper.com.au 
  • Hooked on Genealogy tours (New Zealand)
    Since 1992 annual HOGTours with Jan. 3 weeks Salt Lake City, 3 weeks London and Scotland /Ireland. Great Preparation! Participation! Preservation!
  • Jackie Moss Art - Me & my Family Tree (VIC)
  • MyHeritage (Israel/US - but international in scope)
  • National Boer War Memorial Association - their mission is to create awareness of these forgotten War Veterans who were indeed our first Anzacs. A memorial will be dedicated in May, 2017 on Anzac Parade in Canberra, ACT. Contact Monty Smith, montavon@reachnet.com.au for further information.
  • Openbook Howden Design & Print
  • Roots & Branches - www.rootsandbranches.com.au (at History Helper table)
    Professional Genealogist and records agent. Contact: info@rootsandbranches.com.au
  • Ryerson Index - death notices & obituaries in Australian newspapers (QLD - but national in scope) 
  • Silverleaf studios - graphic design
  • South Australian Mining History
  • The Territory Remembers - 75 years: (commemorating WWII coming to Australia (NT)
  • Teapot genealogy - (NSW)
  • Thornetree Genealogy - a range of specialist genealogy services
  • Torrens Press - Behind the streets of Adelaide
  • Unlock the Past cruises - www.unlockthepastcruises.com
    History/genealogy conferences at sea - Australia, New Zealand, British Isles/Europe and North America
    Contact: Alan Phillips, alan@unlockthepast.com.au 
  • Unlock the Past publications - www.unlockthepast.com.au
    Publisher of over 70 guide books for family and local historians - in both print and ebook editions
    Contact: Alan Phillips, alan@unlockthepast.com.au
  • Veneto market gardeners oral history project
  • Vivid Recollection (ACT) - www.vividrecollection.com.au
    Specialists in photo and document restoration and archival prints. Contact: rachel@vividrecollection.com.au
  • Wakefield Press

Societies, associations and clubs


Libraries, archives and museums

Others supplying display material or information only

  - The Scottish Banner (international newspaper of Scottish culture and tradition)


  - Botany Bay Family History Society
  - Camden Area Family History Society
  - Cowra Family History Group
  - Ku-ring-gai Historical Society
  - Liverpool Genealogy Society
  - Newcastle Family History Society
  - Parramatta & District Historical Society: Family History Group
  - Parramatta Female Factory
  - Richmond-Tweed Family History Society
  - Ryde District Historical Society & Family History Group
  - Wyong Family History Group
  - Young & District Family History Group

  - Footsteps in Time: 2017 Queensland State family and local history conference and fair
  - Maryborough Family Heritage Institute

  - SA School Archives Special Interest Group (ASA - Australian Society of Archivists)
  - St George's Anglican Church, Magill
  - Visitor information centres - heritage tourism information in their regions
         - Beachport Old Wool and Grain Museum
         - Kadina - Farmshed museum and tourism centre
         - Kapunda
         - Limestone Coast (South East SA)
         - Millicent National Trust Museum
         - Moonta, Yorke Peninsula
         - Port Adelaide
         - Port Pirie
         - Riverland tourism (Berri/Barmera region)

  - Australian Institue of Genealogical Studies
Bendigo Family History Group (AIGS)