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National Family History Month



Family history and genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies around the world. Family history is the second biggest subject on the web with sites receiving billions of hits per year. There are over 250,000 Australians who are members of family history related organisations so the month has broad appeal across Australia.

National Family History Month is an initiative of AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations). This popular initiative has received broad support from some of Australia’s leading government and non government organisations since its introduction in 2006. Originally only a week in August, it was expanded to include the whole month in 2013 to allow greater participation across Australia.

19 August 2017

Royal Australian Historical Society will host this Seminar at Central Coast Family History Society.

It will be a one day Seminar beginning at 9.00 am and concluding at 3.30pm. Cost is $20 which includes morning tea and light lunch. As this day is part of our Precinct Open day there will be a 90 minute break for lunch to allow you to seek out information from our Precinct partners such as Central Coast Potters, Spinners and Weavers and The Makers Studio. There will be handmade items to purchase on the day.

The program of topics are:

Session 1:  Carol Liston

Convicts from another angle.

One of the highlights will be a discussion about the convict petitions that are held at The National Archives UK.

Session 2: Christine Yeats

Soldier Settlement in NSW.

This session will look at the history behind the creation of the scheme and will consider its effectiveness. There will be a number of case studies.

Session 3:

Carol Liston and Christine Yeats

Research Trails

This session will look at the RAHS "Governors'Ladies" Project; making the best use of Trove (Government Gazettes and Newspapers) and the Biographical Database of Australia.