Fam­ily his­tory expo in Deni

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - REAL ESTATE -

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.

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