HAGSOC Course: Who's on the family tree?

Event Information

When
  • 29 Jul 2012 8:45am - 5 Aug 2012 5:00pm
Where
  • Neighbourhood Hall, Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton St, Cook, ACT
  • Cook
  • Australian Capital Territory
Other Information
  • Cost: Each day: $20 for HAGSOC members and $40 for non-members
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 HAGSOC Annual Family History Course:  Who’s on the Family Tree?

The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra (HAGSOC) will be running its annual family history course over two Sundays on 29 July and 5 August 2012 at the Neighbourhood Hall, Cook Community Hub, 41 Templeton Street Cook (6251 7004).

 

This year’s course, entitled  Who’s on the family tree?, is part of HAGSOC’s celebration of National Family History Week.  The course will consider contemporary issues of family history research including the latest resources and technologies, research technologies and use of social media. 

 

Speakers include Cora Num noted genealogist and publisher and Fellow of the Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra;  and Carol Baxter,  Editor of the Biographical Database of Australia, an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New England, and a Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists.  Other speakers will represent the National Library of Australia and the National Archives of Australia.

 

Registrations will commence at 8.45. The cost to attend each day is $20 for HAGSOC Members and $40 for non-members. Memberships will be available on the day. 

 

For full details of the program visit www.hagsoc.org.au

 

Please check Calendar page on HAGSOC website (http://hagsoc.org.au) in case of last minute changes or cancellations.

 

The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc was founded in 1964 ‘to promote and encourage the study and preservation of family history, genealogy, heraldry and allied subjects, and to assist members and others in research in these areas.’  The Society is run entirely by volunteers, who give generously of their time, expertise and goodwill to provide a service for all members. 

HERALDRY & GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF CANBERRA

Who’s on the family tree?

29th July 2012

8.45

Registration

 

 

9.15

Welcome

Rosemary McKenzie

President HAGSOC

 

9.20

Building the foundation

Brian Buckley

HAGSOC

 

10.20-10.50

Morning tea

 

 

10.40

Brickwalls – a view from both sides. How to make decisions based on uncertain genealogical information.

Peter Procter

HAGSOC Fellow

Research Officer

 

11.30

“Were you being watched?: Security and Intelligence Records in the National Archives”.

 

Tim Mifsud

Reference Officer

Reference & Information Services National Archives of Australia

 

12.20

Lunch

 

 

1.00

Searching for bushranger Mary Ann Bugg and her family

Mary Ann Bugg was the paramour of bushranger Frederick Ward aka Captain Thunderbolt – the most successful bushranger in Australian history – and the mother of his children.

Carol Baxter

General Editor of the Biographical Database of Australia

Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New England

Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists

1.50

Italian family history research and the challenges of researching unfamiliar records

Donald Giorgio

HAGSOC

 

2.40

Afternoon tea

 

 

3.10

Constructing a life – a case study to demonstrate how to use a range of resources to build a family story.

 Julie Hesse

HAGSOC

Councillor (Computer Manager)

 

 

 


 

HERALDRY & GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF CANBERRA

Who’s on the family tree?

5th  August 2012

8.45

Registration

 

 

9.15

Welcome

Kerrie Gray

Vice President HAGSOC

9.20

Social media for family historians

Sue Beatty

HAGSOC

10.10

Morning tea

 

 

10. 40

Getting the most out of the Australian War Memorial

Jennie Norberry

Manager, Information Services

AWM

11.30

Old photos? What you can do.

Barb Toohey and Sue Pillans

HAGSOC

12.20

Lunch

 

 

1. 00

The way I work – then and now

 

Cora Num

HAGSOC Fellow

Professional genealogist  and author

1.50

The National Library of Australia – manuscript and picture collection

 

Catriona Anderson

Manager, Onsite Reference Services

National Library of Australia

2.40

Afternoon tea

 

 

3. 10

Future challenges – past solutions.

A panel discussion looking at some contemporary issues and challenges in family history research and exploring how our experience of past challenges may help.

Pennie Pemberton HAGSOC Fellow

Nardia Cassidy ACT BDM

Amanda Anastasia ACT BDM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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