Family history expo in Deni
Unlock your past at the Family History Expo, which will be held over three days in Deniliquin starting next Friday.
Hosted by the Deniliquin Genealogy Society Inc, the expo will be held at the Deniliquin RSL Club on Friday, October 13 and Saturday’s October 14.
It will be followed by a special seminar on Sunday, October 15, based on using the Family Tree Maker software.
Over the two days of the expo, a range of nationally renowned speakers will feature.
Dr Tim Sherratt from the University of Canberra will give a presentation on using Trove — and online database of Australian books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.
Dr Sherratt is described as an historian who researches the possibilities and politics of digital cultural collections.
Lieutenant Colonel Neil C Smith, AM retired will provide assistance for anyone wishing to trace a family member’s military background. He will specifically concentrate on World War II.
Another popular presenter will be Jason Reeves, presenting on searching using Ancestry.com.
There will also be a host of other talks from genealogy group members and from State Library Victoria genealogy librarian Anne Burrows.
A range of other professionals will also be on hand to assist you with any research questions, with more than 30 exhibitors coming from South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
Entry to the expo is $10 per day, and there will be a range of stalls, raffles and lucky door prizes.
Sunday’s special seminar is entitled ‘Getting the best out of Family Tree Maker’ and will include presentations from Doug Elms and John Donaldson.
Cost to attend this seminar is $25 for Deniliquin Genealogy Society or Victorian Genealogists Using Microcomputers members, or $35 for non-members.
Pre-bookings for the seminar must be made at the Deniliquin RSL Club.
For more information about the Family History Expo, go to members.bordernet.com.au/denifhg.