Audrey Collins Australian Tour 2012

Event Information

When
  • 29 Jun 2012 9:00am - 2 Jul 2012 4:30pm
Where
  • Various
  • Brisbane (Expo), Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne
  • Australia, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria
Other Information
  • Cost: $50.00
Contact

Audrey Collins, from The National Archives UK, will be touring the Eastern states of Australia in June-July 2012. This will be a special opportunity to hear one of the leading experts and presenters from the UK.

Book

Audrey will be speaking at the following events:

  • Mon 25 - Wed 27 June - Brisbane (Queensland Expo)
    Go to the Expo web site with full details and bookings

  • Fri 29 June - Sydney, 9am to 4.30pm - full day seminar at Parramatta RSL Club, Cnr Macquarie and O’Connell Streets, Parramatta

  • Sat 30 Jun - Canberra, 9.30am to 4.30pm - full day seminar at the Hellenic Club in the City, 13 Moore Street Canberra City

  • Mon 2 Jul - Melbourne, 9am to 4.30pm - full day seminar at the State Library of Victoria Conference Centre, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, on the corner of La Trobe Street, Click here for directions
     
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  •  FMP findmypast.com.au are now a major sponsor of this tour. They will have a representative attend a table offering free lookups of the the following BrightSolid brands - findmypast (Australia, UK, Ireland and US), GenesReunited, ScotlandsPeople and The British Newspaper Archive. Also special discounted subscriptions and prizes at each seminar.
     

Audrey Collins

Collins

Audrey Collins is a Glaswegian whose background is Scots and Irish with no English ancestry whatsoever, but she has lived in England for 50 years, and been researching English genealogy for the last 25. She is particularly interested in the history of the General Register Office of England and Wales, in newspapers and periodicals, and the history of the retail trade. She has a degree in history and politics from the University of Warwick, and was a freelance researcher, speaker, teacher and writer on family history before joining The National Archives in 2002. She started at the now defunct Family Records Centre, then worked as an editor on research guidance and online tutorials. She has held the post of Records Specialist - Family History since February 2010. Podcasts of several of her talks can be found on The National Archives media player http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk

She has spoken at many genealogy events and conferences in the UK, Ireland, the USA and Canada, as well as on a genealogy cruise in the Caribbean. Her writing credits include contributions to several family history magazines, and she is the co-author with Dave Annal of  the forthcoming Birth, Marriage and Death Records: a guide for family historians. She makes occasional radio and TV appearances, including a feature for the interactive element of the UK version of Who Do You Think You Are? She also has a keen interest in online resources and social media, with her blog The Family Recorder and as a regular contributor to The National Archives new blog http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk You can also follow her on Twitter @audreycollins23

Seminar cost and bookings

    • Seminar cost
      - $50 pre-booked (by one week before each seminar date)
      - $60 on the day. 
    • Pre-book to be sure of seat - and save
    • Costs do not include meals or refreshments. These will be available at or near each venue for purchase - or you may provide your own. Check venue web sites for what is allowed on the premises.

 

Seminar programs - further details still to come

SYDNEY SEMINAR PROGRAM 29 June 2012 - Provisional
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9.00am
Registration
9.30am
Welcome and introduction
9.35am10.25amTracing your Irish ancestors in The National Archives - Audrey Collins
10.25am Break
10.55am11.40amAustralian Land Records - Carole Riley
11.45am12.30pmEngland and Wales: Nonconformist records - Audrey Collins
12.30pm Lunch break and Flip-Pal mobile scanner demonstrations
1.45pm Unlock the Past and seminar sponsor promotions
2.00pm2.45pmWriting INTERESTING Family Histories - Carol Baxter
2.50pm3.35pmThe making of the GRO indexes for England and Wales - Audrey Collins
3.35pm Break
3.50pm4.30pmThe new findmypast.com.au - Rosemary Kopittke

CANBERRA SEMINAR PROGRAM 30 June 2012 - Provisional
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9.30am
Registration
10.00am
Welcome and introduction
10.05am10.50amOnline newspapers and periodicals for family history - Audrey Collins
10.55am Break
11.30am12.15amAustralian Land Records - Carole Riley
12.20am1.05pmLesser-known sources for births, marriages and deaths - Audrey Collins
1.05pm Lunch break and Flip-Pal mobile scanner demonstrations
2.20pm Unlock the Past and seminar sponsor promotions
2.45pm3.30pmThe new findmypast.com.au - Rosemary Kopittke
3.30pm Break
3.45pm4.30pmThe London Gazette; not just the brave and the bankrupt - Audrey Collins

 

MELBOURNE SEMINAR PROGRAM 2 July 2012 - Provisional
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9.00am
Registration
9.30am
Welcome and introduction
9.35am10.25amTracing your Irish ancestors in The National Archives - Audrey Collins
10.25am Break
10.55am11.40amAustralian Land Records - Carole Riley
11.45am12.30pmEngland and Wales: Nonconformist records - Audrey Collins
12.30pm Lunch break and Flip-Pal mobile scanner demonstrations
1.45pm Unlock the Past and seminar sponsor promotions
2.00pm2.45pmMy Ancestors in Church - Shauna Hicks
2.50pm3.35pmThe will forgeries; organised crime, identity theft and wrongful
conviction in the 1840s (involves Australia!) 
- Audrey Collins
3.35pm Break
3.50pm4.30pmThe new findmypast.com.au - Rosemary Kopittke


Exhibitors

 - Flip-Pal mobile scanner - by Australian agent Gould Genealogy & History
 - Gould Genealogy & History
 - Inside History magazine (some locations)
 - Unlock the Past - conference-cruises and publications
 - Unlock the Past webinars - coming soon!


Major sponsor:
findmypast.com.au - with free lookups of the new Australian site - and all the following BrightSolid brands - findmypast (Australia, UK, Ireland and US), GenesReunited, ScotlandsPeople and The British Newspaper Archive. Also special discounted subscriptions and prizes.

Regional seminar sponsors and partners
 - The Society of Australian Genealogists - Sydney
 - The Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra - Canberra
 - The Genealogical Society of Victoria - Melbourne

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