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2018 Congress - Mar 2018
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2019 UTP cruise - Mar 2019


 

Australia - National

Australia - National

Findmypast - the World Collection

Exactly what is happening at findmypast? The last couple of years have seen huge growth in multiple directions – in records from Australia and New Zealand, Ireland, America, in the original UK site itself and the launch of the British Newspaper Archives by brightsolid. All this means much better access to records for local and family historians and is very exciting to see. Where to now?


Scottish Convicts


Subscription websites and how to get good value

How do you use subscription websites (including Ancestry.com, Find My Past, Scotlands People, The Genealogist and Roots Ireland) most efficiently, indeed often as a way of saving you money. 


Newspapers for use in family history

Newspapers contain a wealth of information for family historians, beyond the reports of national and local events. Births, deaths and marriages, funerals, obituaries, accidents, missing persons, ships' arrivals and passenger lists, shipwrecks, petitions, 'letters to the editor', advertisements, examination results, court cases, governement notices - and more. Digitisation means that many of these can now be easily searched from home. This talk covers some of the main collections both of Australian and overseas newspapers.


Convicts: From trial to freedom

Convicts are amongst the best documented of our Australian ancestors. Learn how you can follow the passage of convict ancestors from the initial reports of their crimes, through trial and transportation and the documentation of their period as a convict in an Australian colony.

Further links and background information can be found at http://familyhistoryresearch.com.au/courses/Convicts/index.htm


The findmypast suite - UK, Ireland, Australasia and USA

An overview of the growing suite of findmypast sites - UK, Ireland, Australasia and USA - with a look at the key records, what is new and what is coming.


TROVE & Other NLA Treasures

This talk highlights the National Library of Australia’s resources including TROVE, E-Resources, Picture Australia, and the web archive Pandora.


Mining Ancestors: Knowing Where to Look

This talk explores how to trace your often elusive mining ancestors and their families and looks at a wide variety of resources.


Archives You May Not Know But Should

This talk highlights a variety of archives that researchers may not be aware of for genealogy research. It seeks to make researchers more aware of archival resources that may or may not be online.


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