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History & Genealogy Expo Sydney 2010 - The Exhibition

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

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Interested in exhibiting?

For further information  click here or contact Alan or Aimée at 08 8396 1110
or by email alan@gould.com.au  and aimee@unlockthepast.com.au

The following is an indication of the range of exhibitors we hope to attract:

  • family and local history societies - small and large
  • special interest groups and organisations - business, sporting, transport, motoring, church and school history
  • ethnic history and culture
  • libraries, archives and museums
  • professional researchers, speakers and course presenters
  • printers, publishers and resellers of books, magazines, CDs, maps
  • antiquarian booksellers
  • online data services
  • photo or video services
  • scrapbooking, photographic, video and chart printing services
  • tour operators - heritage themes, battlefield tours
  • transcription agents, translation services
  • anyone offering products or services in the history, genealogy, heritage and related fields.


Latest Exhibitor List


Exhibitor Details

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

Customised Heritage Tours - http://customisedheritagetours.vpweb.com.au/  - Contact Liz Doyle (03) 59851420 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (03) 59851420      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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 Time (Megan Gibson) - www.familytreetime.com.au - Contact: Megan Gibson
Come and chat with a 'Who Do You Think You Are?' freelance 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! Megan runs a newsletter, The Family Tree Times, and has recently published the book 'How To Get More Family Tree Time - Tips for the Time Poor!'.

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.

FIBIS - www.fibis.org - Contact: Sylvia Murphy
The Society was formed in November 1998 to provide a resource for people researching British & European families in India and other lands where the East India Company was active from 1600 up to 1947.  FIBIS assists members around the world with their research.  Come and talk to Sylvia, the Australian FIBIS membership liaison and the team about how to progress your research. 

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

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.

Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group - Contact: Lorraine Purcell
The Hill End & Tambaroora Gathering Group is a group of like-minded people who share an interest in the descendants of families of Hill End and Tambaroora in central western NSW. Projects include transcribing a number of petitions, indexing some early publications on the history of the district, and collecting information and memorabilia and publishing it in a twice-yearly newsletter.

Hooked on Historywww.evhook.com – Contact: Elizabeth Hook
Elizabeth is a researcher, writer and publisher with 25 years experience. Early Australian Convict history is her specialty and she is currently indexing the earliest pubs and publicans in Sydney.

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.

Joy Murrin Family History Services - http://www.joymurrin.com.au - Contact: Joy or Allan Murrin
Provide NSW birth, death and marriages transcription services.  England/Wales BDM certificate, Scotland BDM, New Zealand BDM Services.  Joy and Allan will be available to help and provide advise on index lookups.

Keepsake Doll Company - Contact: Jennifer Jackson
`Creating Products that  Bring History to LIfe'. Keepsake dolls is an Australian and  Malaysian company that was started by a very keen family historian who creates handmade dolls that represent important historical  times and promote specific cultural qualities.  The dolls are popular with tourists and family historians .

Keepsake Genealogy Charts - http://www.keepsakegenealogycharts.com.au - Contact: Lorraine McDarmont
 Supplier of Blank genealogy charts, Genealogy/Family Tree chart printing, Custom made and printed genealogy charts, Gift genealogy charts for Adults and Babies, Gift vouchers, Personalised Banners to suit all occasions.

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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              08 8124 0000      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
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.

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 - 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 Genealogistwww.whollygenes.com 
The Master Genealogist is highly versatile genealogy software that allows family historians to customise data, reports and charts to their own requirement. It is used by professional genealogists and beginners alike. Members of the Sydney The Master Genealogist Users Group will demonstrate and answer questions.

'The Settler's Guide' - Contact: Lois Sabine
Lois Sabine, Historian, will be presenting at the Expo an award winning previously unpublished original colonial medicine manuscript . It was written in 1849 by Dr William Bell and called his "Settler's Guide or Modern Domestic Medicine and Surgery, Windsor NSW 1849. This is the first book of it's type ever written in the Colony and is essential reading for anybody with an interest in how their ancestor would have been treated in the early colonial period in Australia. It is a unique comprehensive Guide for Families, Settlers, Bushmen and Invalids for use in the absence of a medical man and is written in two parts, illustrated and has a number of Forms of Medicine many of which are definately not suitable for use in 2010.

Which Genealogy Program? - Contacts: Kerry Farmer & Rosemary Kopittke
There are so many genealogy programs available that it is hard to know what they do, what they don't do, and which is right for you. The book, Which Genealogy Program, is an easy to guide, helping to answer these very questions so that you can be sure you're buying the right program. The authors will also be at table to discuss any queries you may have, and there are two talks over the weekend based on this book to further help you in your decisions.

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