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Writing INTERESTING Family Histories

Carol Baxter always wrote up the results of her genealogy research as family histories and eventually used the same skills to write her popular histories. This seminar reveals how you too can turn dry facts into interesting family histories. A book of the same name expands upon the themes covered in her seminar. 

– 45 minutes to 2 hours – Powerpoint presentation

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.

Warning Warning: Tips and Tricks to Avoid Common Family History Mistakes

This talk draws on the speaker's own experiences and provides some tips on avoiding common mistakes when starting out family history research. It also provides some tips and tricks to save time and money when researching.

Telling Your Story: a video documentary

Involves making a DVD: planning, filming, editing, and producing a life-story documentary.

Telling Your Story in Print: Producing a book

Includes writing, editing, images, design, layout, proofing, publishing, printing, and distribution.

Skeletons in the Family: Looking at Convicts, Prisons and Asylum Records

This talk looks at records useful for finding 'skeletons' in the family. A review of available sources on convicts, prison records and asylum records available in Australia allows researchers to  follow up and hopefully find their missing ancestors. 

Skeletons in the Closet!

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