British Isles seminar - Perth

England  -  Ireland  -  Scotland  ... and more

Paul Milner is a professional genealogist, lecturer and author, specialising in British Isles research for over 30 years. Paul was born and raised in northern England and settled in the US in 1975. He is an internationally recognised speaker on British Isles research and migration. He is the lead presenter on the 3rd Unlock the Past history and genealogy cruise in February 2013. This seminar is one of a series he is doing in six cities around Australia either side of the cruise. 

WHEN: Saturday 23 February 2013, 8.30am - 5pmSLWA

WHERE: State Library of Western Australia, 
25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth

COST: 

  • pre-booked - by Thursday 21 February 2013
    $39.50 - full day
    $29.50 - morning only 8.30am to 2pm
    $29.50 - afternoon only 12 noon to 5pm 
  • on the day
    $60 - full day
    $40 - half day 

Book Click the button at the left to book now
 

Program subject to minor change

8.30amregistration opens 
8.45amexhibition - sales plus Flip-Pal demo 
9.25amWelcome and seminar introduction 
9.30amBuried treasures: what’s in the English parish chestPaul Milner
10.20amUnlock the Past introduction 
10.30ambreak and exhibition 
11.00amFinding your ancestors in Scotland: the big fivePaul Milner
11.50pmFlip-Pal mobile scanner demoRosemary Kopittke
12.05pmFindmypast.com.au: gateway to the world collectionRosemary Kopittke
12.30pmlunch break and exhibition 
1.40pmprize draws 
1.50pmpromotions - Inside History magazine and WAGS 
2.00pmSoliciting your ancestors: the records of Stone James and Co.Tricia Fairweather & Leonie Hayes
2.50pmFinding your ancestors in IrelandPaul Milner
3.40pmbreak and exhibition  
4.00pmOvercoming the 'dead end doldrums'Paul Milner
4.50pmclose 

Presentation summaries

Paul Milner

  • Buried treasures: what’s in the English parish chest - The English parish was both an ecclesiastical and a civil jurisdiction. Both jurisdictions created informative records and kept them in the Parish Chest.  This presentation will examine the breadth and wealth of information that can be found, going well beyond the baptism, marriage and burial registers.
  • Finding your ancestors in Ireland - This is a good overview of procedures to follow in performing Irish research. Lots of examples illustrate the wide variety of records that can be utilized in the research process.
  • Finding your ancestors in Scotland: the big five - This is a good overview of procedures to follow in performing Scottish research. Lots of examples illustrate the wide variety of records that can be utilised in the research process.
  • Overcoming the 'dead end doldrums' - All researchers at some time enter the doldrums and feel they have reached a dead end in tracing a particular line. Learn clear steps to overcome the doldrums and get around the dead end.

Rosemary Kopittke

  • Findmypast Australasia: gateway to the World Collection - Learn what a great range of unique records are available for researching family and local history on this new site and learn the best way to do it. Recent developments have seen the data available here more than double!

Tricia Fairweather and Leonie Hayes

  • Soliciting your ancestors: the records of Stone James and Co. - an illustrated talk based on the records of an early firm of solicitors which include many records relating to early WA pioneers.

Exhibition

details to come
 

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