Richmond-Tweed Family History Society
To be held at The Players Theatre, Swift Street, Ballina. A general information session on Unlock the Past from 11am till noon followed by a light lunch (bring your own) and presentations from 1:00pm to 3:00pm by guest speakers Shauna Hicks and Rosemary Kopittke.
Shauna's topic for the afternoon:
- What was the voyage really like? This talk illustrates how researchers can find out details of an ancestor’s trip to Australia. There are a range of resources covered including passenger lists, on board reports such as medical officer’s reports, ship’s diaries and logs, newspapers, photographs and government reports - from these it is possible to learn what our ancestors may have experienced during their voyage to Australia.
and for Rosemary:
- Australian Government, Police and Education Gazettes - Unlocking a Major Untapped Resource (with a brief look at Find My Past Australasia) - Examine the hidden material in Australian Government, Police and Education gazettes - mostly we consider them to be irrelevant and uninteresting but that is definitely not the case. The gazettes contain information about people we would never find in other records.
You can bring your own lunch - tea and coffee will be supplied free of charge
All those attending will receive a discount voucher pack and there will be lucky door prizes as well from Gould Genealogy & History, FindMyPast and other Unlock the Past sponsors.