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History & Genealogy Roadshow 2010 - Canberra


  • Evening only (6pm onwards): AU$25
  • Day only (to 6pm): AU$35
  • All day & evening: AU$45
  • Pre registrations have closed, however there is still room for people to come on the day and register (prices as above).

Time & Date

  • 15 November 2010
  • 12 noon to 9.30pm

Speaking Program

If you do not wish to attend all the talks there will be opportunity to speak to the various presenters and see demonstrations in the exhibition area featuring the major event sponsors.

CANBERRA - Monday 15 November
12.00noon 1.30pm Registration and displays
1.30pm 2.15pm Findmypast.com.au - Rosemary Kopittke Irish Research in the Electronic Age - Cora Num
2.30pm 3.15pm Can I Learn Everything I Need About Records and Research Strategies Online? Genealogical Education from a Distance... - Louise St Denis Treasures of the National Library of Australia - Tom Foley
3.15pm 3.45pm Break and displays
3.45pm 4.30pm Google Your Family Tree: the basics - Dan Lynch The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra
4.45pm 5.30pm Archives you may not know - but should! - Shauna Hicks How Did They Get Here?: Locating Shipping and Immigration Records - Cora Num
5.30pm 7.00pm Displays and optional dinner at the venue
7.00pm 8.00pm Findmypast UK and AU - Elaine Collins & Rosemary Kopittke I Found It Once, Why Can’t I Find It Again! - Louise St Denis
8.00pm 8.30pm Break and displays
8.30pm 9.15pm Google Your Family Tree: Images and Video - Dan Lynch ScotlandsPeople: the place to launch your Scottish research - Rosemary Kopittke
9.15pm 9.30pm



An exhibition of our partners and sponsors, as well as product demonstrations, will be open throughout the day, featuring

  • Canberra & District Historical Society
  • Clean Cruising & Unlock The Past History and Genealogy Cruise 2011
  • Gould Genealogy & History
  • Family Historian (genealogy software)
  • Family Photo Book
  • Findmypast.com.au
  • Findmypast.co.uk
  • Google Your Family Tree
  • The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc
  • Inside History
  • National Institute for Genealogical Studies
  • The National Library of Australia
  • Unlock the Past Publishing - including new handbook History & Genealogy 2011: Australia & New Zealand


Olims Hotel Canberra. Originally known as the Hotel Ainslie, it was opened September 1927, the same year Old Parliament House was opened, and was initially established to house members of Parliament and public servants. 1930 saw the hotel taken over by the Spendlove family from where it got the knickname, 'Spendlove's Hotel'. Pre-World War II the hotel was considered a Canberra landmark, being the largest building north of Civic.

Offering a unique blend of old world charm and modern comforts, Olims Hotel Canberra has 127 rooms.


Corner of Ainslie & Limestone Ave, Braddon, ACT.

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Transportation Details

  • Cars: Free parking for delegates.
  • Bus Action bus #2 at Goreng St which is along the back car park. Action bus #10 at Ainslie Avenue.

Meals & Refreshments

On-site bistro open lunch and dinner, snack menu available throughout the day.

Meals & Refreshments

The venue boasts four bars.

  • Sanctuary Bar: 9.30am to 3pm
  • Marble Bar Café: 11am - 10.30pm
  • Atrium Brasserie: 12 - 3pm; 5.30 - 10.30pm
  • Emperors Table: 12 - 2.30pm; 5.30 - 12am.

Speaking Program

[to be advised]


A modest exhibition of our major sponsors will be held throughout the day, featuring

  • Gould Genealogy
  • The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra Inc.
  • Findmypast.com.au
  • National Institute of Genealogy Studies
  • as well as major libraries and archives


[to be advised]

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