History & Genealogy Expo Adelaide - The Exhibition

See a wide range of exhibitors showing the products, services, and resources of their organisations.

Download floor plan (PDF)
Further information download exhibitor information (PDF).

Scroll down the page for more exhibitor details (currently being added)

Exhibitor list


Exhibitor details


13th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry - www.congress2012.org.au - contact: Andrew Peake
The Congress will be held in Adelaide between the 28 and 31 March, 2012 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.  There will be four days of presentations, workshops, tours and meetings on a host of topics delivered by researchers from Australia and New Zealand, together with presenters from North America and the United Kingdom.  Linked with the Congress will be an Exhibition Hall with exhibitors from across the country.

Adelaide Northern Districts Family History Group - www.andfhg.org - contact Peter Applebee

Ancestry.com.au - www.ancestry.com.au - Contact Brad Argent bargent@ancestry.com.au.
Ancestry.com.au, launched in 2006, is Australia's most popular family history website and home to more than 910 million records in its Australian and UK collections, including the Australian Convict Transportation Registers, the Australian Free Settlers, Australian Electoral Rolls, New South Wales SANDS Directories, as well as the most complete online collection of England, Wales and Scotland Censuses and the England and Wales Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes.

Army Museum of South Australia - www.amosa.org.au - contact Barry Willoughby
The Army Museum of South Australia will provide items of interest focusing on the Frommelles Battle of WW1 together with advice to the public on military medals and kindred items.

Belmore Travel - www.belmoretravel.com.au - Contact Jason or John belmore@belmoretravel.com.au
Belmore Travel, 324 Belmore Rd, Balwyn, Vic 3103. Phone 03 98574555
Belmore Travel of Balwyn, Vic, has been operating battlefield tours since 1990 with annual tours to Gallipoli, Western Front and the Burma Railway, the first two led by Ron Austin of Slouch Hat Publications. In addition to those tours it also handles a large number of cruise line bookings as well normal domestic and international travel and holiday bookings.

Big Egg Media - www.bigeggmedia.com.au
Shop 9 upstairs, 13 - 23 Unley Road, Parkside SA 5063, Phone: 08 7120 9921 
Big egg media is an industry leader in multimedia and audio visual services. We specialise in professional archival and conversion services such as video tape to DVD conversion, the transfer of vinyl records, reel to reel tapes and cassette tapes to Audio CD or MP3; and slide and photo scanning and restoration. Run by brothers Edwin and Gareth Davis, the advantage of a small business like big egg media is that you, the customer, are guaranteed high quality, a competitive price and personalised, friendly service.

Bob Sexton (maritime historian)
Bob Sexton is civil engineer wit a long interest in the structure and history of ships associated with early South Australia. He constructed a set to models of River Murray paddle steamers as part of am Australian exhibition which toured the United States to mark their bicentenary, and was involved in the design of a replica of the Lady Nelson for the Australian Bicentennial celebrations in 1988. He has written several books including HMS Buffalo (book out of print, but available on CD) and Shipping Arrivals and Departures South Australia 1627-1850

Clare Regional History Group - www.users.on.net/~clarehistory - Contact us on 88424100, clarehistory@internode.on.net
Clare Regional History Group formed in 1984 to start a collection of written and photographic material relevant to Clare and the surrounding region. We hold a complete set of the local paper The Northern Argus, collections of church, cemetery, school and council records, land history, an extensive library of family and district histories, SA Births, Deaths and Marriages CDs and much more.

Clean Cruising  - www.unlockthepast.com.au/history-genealogy-cruise-2011/pricing-booking
Unlock the Past History and Genealogy Cruise agent

Cornish Association of South Australia - http://members.ozemail.com.au/~kevrenor/afca-sa.htm
The Cornish Association of South Australia  is 120 years old and meets regularly on the third Tuesday of the month in the Rosefield Uniting Church Hall ,  It has a quarterly journal which is widely distributed and a library of reference books available for loan to members. The association is a strong supporter of Kernewek Lowender and takes a major role in the identifiable traditional Cornish activities.  Dressing of the Graves and the Cornish/Australian History Seminar are just two aspects of our involvement. “Meet the Cornish” a chapel tea and concert is always a sell out at the festival.

Creative Memories (scrapbooking) - www.mycmsite.com.au/jlangmaidtaylor - Contact: Jennifer Langmaid-Taylor
Ph: 0412 351 381 Email: jennlt@optusnet.com.au
There are memories in your life worth keeping and sharing. You’re Photos, thoughts, stories, mementos. These things make you feel happy, sad, blessed and loved…They are worth sharing, celebrating and saving forever. And for more than 10 years as a Creative Memories consultant I have help others to capture their lives. I offer traditional and digital scrapbooking products and workshops.

Customised Heritage Tours - http://customisedheritagetours.vpweb.com.au/ - Contact Liz Doyle (03) 59851420
Customised Heritage Tours understand how hard you have worked to uncover your family history. Our small, personal, tours of discovery bring your research to life, with the help of the expertise of locals. We help you weave a story around the names and dates you have already discovered. We are dedicated to making sure you experience somewhere, something or someone connected directly with your family.

Family Photo Book - www.familyphotobook.com.au - Contact: Alan Phillips
Never be stuck for a gift again! The software is easy, fun and FREE to use. A Family Photo Book album is the perfect gift for anyone and any occasion - for recording family history, family reunions, weddings, birthdays, christmas, anniveraries, memorials or any special occasion. Share your travels with pictures, a written journal, create, a stunning business portfolio or presentation. The possibilities are endless.

Family Tree Maker User Group

Family Tree Time (Megan Gibson) - Come and chat with a 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Researcher, Megan Gibson, and find out how to get more family tree time. As a Researcher, Writer and family tree Coach, Megan has lots of tips for the time poor family historian. She'll even share a story or two about tracing the genealogies and family histories of famous Australians on the hit tv show. Tell her which episode is your favourite! Sign up for Megan's newsletter, The Family Tree Times, and she'll make you a special Adelaide UTP Expo offer if you pre-order her forthcoming book 'How To Get More Family Tree Time'.

FamilySearch - www.familysearch.org Contact: Paul Parton
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organisation in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org.

findmypast.com.au - www.findmypast.com.au - Contact: Alan Phillips
Initially there are about 40 million records from all states and New Zealand, but this count will grow rapidly with regular additions over the coming months.

findmypast.co.uk - www.findmypast.co.uk - see findmypast.com.au

Fleurieu Peninsula Family History Group - www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~safpfhg

Genes Reunited - www.genesreunited.com.au - see findmypast.com.au

Gould Genealogy & History - www.gould.com.au, 4/247 Milne Road, Modbury North SA - Contact: Alona Tester|
Gould Genealogy & History has been the leading supplier of resources for family and local historians. We currently list over 11,000 books, data CDs, genealogy programs, maps and stationery items - probably the largest world wide range of products anywhere. We also publish important books and data on CD and have recently partnered with Findmypast to market Australian/NZ content online.

Gumeracha and District History Centre - www.gumeracha.com.au/history/index.htm - Contact Judy, 83892224; Betty, 83891025Civic Centre, Albert Street, Gumeracha, email; abhcon@senet.com.au
The History Centre is focused on a local history archive. The Collection comprises material covering the Torrens Valley Ward of the Adelaide Hills Council, including the townships of Birdwood, Chain of Ponds, Cudlee Creek, Forreston, Gumeracha, Hermitage, Houghton, Inglewood, Kersbrook, Millbrook, Mount Torrens, Paracombe, and Sunning Hill. Resources available include births, deaths, and marriage records, police and lodge records, council assessments, newspaper cuttings.

History from the Heart - www.historyfromtheheart.com.au - Contact Annie Payne, professional storykeeper
The History from the Heart will be promoting and selling 3 products:

  • Memory Cards™ - a simple and unique interview aid.
  • Posters As Therapy – for people who are unable to live in their own home, surrounded by family, friends, pets etc.
  • “Unlocking Your Family Stories” – an easy e-book for people who want to start gathering, organising, writing and preserving their family history.

Irish Wattle - http://irishwattle.com Contact: Cassie Mercer
Irish Wattle is a publisher focusing on Irish convicts transported to New South Wales. Founded by Barbara Hall and Cassie Mercer, our catalogue contains biographies for more than 1000 prisoners sent directly from Ireland between 1791 and 1797. We have been able to source rare and valuable information on the trials and convictions in Ireland for many of these transportees, details that have never before been published. We are currently researching those who arrived between 1800 and 1806.

Legacy (program) User Group

Lutheran Archives of Australia - www.lca.org.au/archives - Contact: Lyall Kupke or Rachel Hoffmann
Lutheran Archives, 27 Fourth St, Bowden SA
Lutheran Archives is the official repository of records for the Lutheran Church of Australia and earlier Lutheran churches. We hold over 500 church registers containing baptism, confirmation, marriage and burial records, with over 500,000 entries in our computer database. We also hold Lutheran church papers, historical publications and photographs (churches, schools, missions, pastors, teachers).

The Map Shop - http://mapshop.net.au - Contact: Anthony Stephens
The Map Shop is located in the heart of the city at 6 Peel Street, Adelaide. Tel: 823-2033 
The Map Shop has been located in Adelaide for nearly fifty years and provides the largest range of map products in Australasia; stocking not only local and overseas maps for the traveller but detailed topographic mapping for the researcher.  A wide range of Australian, UK and European topographic maps are held in stock; with capability to obtain specialist maps through a wide range of contacts world-wide.

Mapworks - www.mapworks.com.au  MapWorks, 184 Keilor Rd., North Essendon enquiries@mapworks.com.au
Since 1991 we have been specializing in 19th-20th Century maps of UK, Ireland and Prussia, including the Alan Godfrey Series which depict towns down to individual house blocks. A large selection of old county maps is available too. These greatly assist Genealogical Research particularly in conjunction with our wide range of modern maps from Ordnance Survey, Michelin & A-Z. Our staff are friendly and knowledgeable so contact us by email, phone, or in person to help with your family history. New website coming.

Melrose Courthouse Museum - Contact: Debbie Northcott
Melrose Heritage Centre is in the oldest town in the Flinders Ranges. It tells of opening South Australia’s north. The most northerly outpost of police 1873 – 1882, the Court House and cells are originals. The story of Goyder’s line shows the hardships pioneers suffered. Melrose has had, Mining, Workingmen’s blocks, Village settlement, Soldier settlers, German immigrants, Pastoralists’ Agriculturalist and the Aboriginal story of the Nukuna People is well displayed. The archives area provides resources for family research and historians.

Migration Museum -  www.history.sa.gov.au/migration/migration.htm
featuring Settlement Square

Mostly Unsung - http://mostlyunsung.alphalink.com.au/muhomepage99.htm - Contact Neil Smith
Neil and Sylvie Smith will display a range of their military history and genealogy publications from the First Fleet to the present day and provide free checks for Australians in the Boer War and their medals, plus some other military related matters. Replica medals will also be available as will advice on researching your military ancestors. With a research trip to London imminent your British research requirements can also be addressed by Neil and Sylvie.

National Institute of Genealogical Studies www.genealogicalstudies.com - Contact: Kerry Farmer. Genealogy courses online
The National Institute for Genealogical Studies supports the needs of both amateur family historians and aspiring professional genealogists for reliable and comprehensive education though a wide range of online courses. The courses range from basic, intermediate and advanced as well as electives. Subjects can be done separately or towards Certificates in Genealogical Studies with specialisation in various countries. Australia is represented with presenters and courses.

Openbook Howden Design & Print, - www.openbookhowden.com.au - Contact; David Sweeney - david@openbookhowden.com.au
2-12 Paul Street St Marys SA 5042 Phone; 08 8124 0000
Openbook Howden Design and Print is a specialist in book design and print, with decades of experience in producing District and Family histories. We will be happy to discuss with you the many options that are available to assist you in the production of your book.

Outback Legends (Kristin Weidenbach) - Contact: Kristin Weidenbach
From The Back of Beyond to The Birdwood Motor Museum, and from the middle of the Simpson Desert to giant canyons beneath the sea, Kristin presents a brief history of the lives of two of South Australia’s true outback pioneers. Kristin Weidenbach is the author of Rock Star: the Story of Reg Sprigg, and the Australian bestseller, Mailman of the Birdsville Track: the Story of Tom Kruse. She is a PhD immunologist who switched to a writing career after completing postdoctoral research at Stanford University in California. She is the author of several academic publications and has also written for Outback magazine and Australian Geographic

Pioneers Association of South Australia - www.pioneerssa.org.au - Contacts: President Jennifer Neill, Secretary Pamela Skurray.
Office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10a.m.–2.00p.m.    Phone Number: 82315055.
The Association was formed in 1935 and currently has approximately 700 members, and over 100 Junior Pioneer Members. Membership is open to any person who has an Ancestor that arrived in South Australia between 1836 and 1845. Please see the web site for information on the aims of the Association, its events, journal, over 100 publications, fantastic library (open by appointment) and the many resources to assist people searching for their Ancestors.

Playford Library - www.playford.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=689 - Contact: Daina Pocius
The City of Playford Library Service has an extensive range of historic material relating to the former councils of Munno Para and Elizabeth. The collection consists of 15000 photographs, oral histories, maps, church and school records, vertical files, and local history books. The Uleybury school museum showcases the local area through a display of school material in the original school building. The Library has a strong focus on family history, a group of dedicated volunteers assist the public in family history research. The first Wednesday of the month a hands on family history internet session (eGen) is held free of charge in the Elizabeth Library IT suite.

Queensland Family History Society - www.qfhs.org.au - 58 Bellevue Ave, Gaythorne QLD  Contact: secretary@qfhs.org.au
The Queensland Family History Society Incorporated (QFHS) was formed in Brisbane in 1979 as a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-political organisation. It aims to promote the study of family, and local history, genealogy, and heraldry, and encourage the collection and preservation of records relating to the history of Queensland families. QFHS publishes CDs and has partnered with Findmypast.com.au to make our records widely accessible to researchers.

Robran Biographical Project and Pointon Family History - Contact: Bruce Pointon,
25 Tapson Crescent, Pasadena SA 5042. (08) 8276 8501 Email: pointonbm@e-access.net.au
Bruce Pointon has produced seven books. The biography of champion sportsman, Barrie Robran, is to be released 10 October 2010. It will not be available in book-shops. Approx 550 pp, 20 chapters, 10 appendices, 600 photos (250 in colour), charts, illustrations, full stats and indexed. The Pointon Family History, publ. 1988 won State and National Awards. Judges said, 'The benchmark volume in Aust. Family Histories.'

Royal Geographical Society of South Australia - www.rgssa.org.au
The Society, established in 1885, plays a central role in the preservation of internationally significant geographical and historical records of South Australia - both through the collections and through advocacy services for the preservation of South Australia's public record. The Society is a staunch advocate and generous co-worker with government and educators in this task, and seeks to work strongly with independent and local associations.

ScotlandsPeople - www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk - see Rosemary Kopittke at the Findmypast table

Slouch Hat Publications - www.slouch-hat.com.au - Email Contact:  Ron@slouch-hat.com.au
PO Box 174 McCrae, Vic 3938; Phone 03 59866437;
Slouch Hat Publications owned by Ron & Sue Austin, was established in 1989 and has maintained a reputation for producing good quality books on Australian Military History ranging from the Boer War, Boxer Rebellion, the 1914-18 & 1939-45 Wars to Vietnam. Included in the range are several encyclopedia including The Gallipoli Encyclopedia and many unit histories.

South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society - www.saghs.org.au - Contact: Richard Sullivan

Sporting History Exhibitors

  • Central Districts Football Club - http://cdfc.com.au/cms - Contact: Robert Laidlaw
  • North Adelaide Football Club - www.nafc.com.au/history - Contact: Barry Dolman
    North Adelaide Football Club - www.nafc.com.au Formed in 1893, the NAFC has a rich history including 13 premierships, 16 Magarey Medallists (with 20 medals) and the two greatest players to have played in SA in Ken Farmer and Barrie Robran. Just over 10 years ago, the club formed a History Committee to catalogue, store and display this rich history. This Committee has achieved outstanding success and received numerous accolades for its work, some of which will be on display at the History & Genealogy Expo.
  • Sturt Football Club - www.sturtfc.com.au/history/sturt-football-club-history - Contact: John Lysikatos
    The Sturt Football Club was formed in 1901, this weekend we showcase a slice of its 110 year history. Featured on the wall are our premiership teams, the team of the century, while on the table see Bob Shearman in action, Sturt collectables – cards, rulers – historic old trophies and the 1907, 1932 and 1970 teams.
  • West Adelaide Football Club - www.westadelaidefc.com.au/HISTORY.aspx - Contact: Mark Beswick, Official WAFC Historian.
    Mark is also President of SA Football Historical Society - www.sanfl.com.au/the_sanfl/history_of_the_sanfl
    As SANFL Historian - Database of 15,000 players from 1877 with their Full Name, Games, Goals, SANFL Club(s). Most Birth and death dates of players, Military Service, Education, Heights, Weights, District Club recruited from, Family links for players whose fathers, grandfathers or great-grandfathers played. The database has QtrXQtr Scores, State Stats, WAFL, VFA, AFL, NHFL, TAS stats for players who interchange between competitions but played SANFL. Collector of SANFL annual report and Balance Sheets (WAFC are missing Annual reports for 1915, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1926, 1930 & 1931 - any help appreciated)
    ON THE DAY - Mark will run a tour of the Changerooms, Past Players Museum  Tour at 2.00pm, Saturday (approx 30 minutes) . He will bring computer with database. Ask as many questions you like about league SA Footballers 1877-. Will have some copies of memorabilia

Tea Tree Gully Historical Society - www.ttghistoricalsociety.org
The Tea Tree Gully & District Historical Society Inc., promotes, records, collects, preserves, local history through the interchange of information with society members, the community, and other such groups and societies - holds monthly meetings with a guest speaker - provides a monthly newsletter  'The Gullyian' to members - Heritage & history bus tours on request and via local history area of CTTG library - put Hope Valley & Golden Grove cemeteries on CDs to help family historians.

City of Tea Tree Gully Library - www.teatreegully.sa.gov.au - Contact: 8397 7467, localhistory@cttg.sa.gov.au.
571 Montague Road, Modbury SA. 
The City of Tea Tree Gully Library Local History Room collects, preserves and promotes the history of the district. We provide talks, tours, support in researching the history of the area, and help in Family history research. A local historical society for the Tea Tree Gully area formed in 2000, as a focus for a broad range of historical activities area.

Unlock the Past - www.unlockthepast.com.au - Contact: Alan Phillips alan@unlockthepast.com.au
Unlock the Past is about promoting history, genealogy and heritage in Australia and New Zealand. It is a collaborative venture involving a team of nearly 40 expert speakers, writers, organisations and commercial partners throughout Australia, New Zealand and overseas. It is:
 - a major events resource - supporting existing events and running some major events of our own
 - a publishing brand - watch for important new guide books during 2010 Handbook- Click here
 - a major go-to place for resources
 - a significant free content site
 - a cost effective marketing platform for partners - societies, libraries and commercial partners
 - a promoter of heritage tourism
     ... and much more

The Master Genealogist - www.whollygenes.com - See Kerry Farmer at the Which Genealogy Program? table

Which Genealogy Program? - new book with authors at table

The Map Shop is located in the heart of the city at 6 Peel Street,Adelaide. Tel: 823-2033   http://mapshop.net.au
AttachmentSize
AdelaideExpoFloorPlanFinal.pdf46.7 KB
share