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Event Information

  • 12 Oct 2012 9:00am - 13 Oct 2012 4:00pm
  • Venue R.S.L 72 End Street, Deniliquin 2710
  • Deniliquin
  • New South Wales
Other Information
  • Cost: $10 on entry per day allows access to all Seminars and the Main Hall.

The Deniliquin Genealogy Society


A Genealogy Muster

Friday 12th & Saturday 13th October 2012.
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm.

$10 entry fee per day allows access to all Seminars and the Main Hall.

Stalls free including 2 participants entry.

Val – ph 03 5881 3980
Anne – ph 0427548914

  • Research your ancestors with the help of Professional Genealogists
  • 50 + Exhibitors including Gould Genealogy, Find my Past and Ancestry
  • Ten guest speakers throughout the two days 
  • Free access to Find my Past for both days in the hall
  • Various Demonstrations in the hall including the amazing Flip-Pal scanner
  • Lucky door prizes both days and raffles drawn Saturday 3pm

Check our website for the latest exhibitors http://members.bordernet.com.au/~denifhg

Deniliquin has never had an Expo/ Muster of this type before

We have stall holders from S.A. Victoria, NSW and Qld

Our Exhibitor List Includes

Gould Genealogy & History - founded 1976 www.gould.com.au - started as a hobby interest by Alan and Anthea Phillips from their Adelaide Hills home in September 1976.  With around over 9000 products, Gould Genealogy & History has one of the widest ranges of worldwide and genealogy and related products anywhere.

Unlock the Past - established 2009  www.unlockthepast.com.au - is about promoting history, genealogy and heritage in Australia and New Zealand. It is a collaborative venture involving a team of expert speakers, writers, organisations and commercial partners throughout Australia, New Zealand and overseas.

Find my Past http://www.findmypast.com.au/

Free access for both days.

Unlock the Past 3rd Genealogy CruiseSydney to Noumea and Fiji, 10 - 19 February 2013

Guild of One-Name Studies www.one-name.org - ... is the world's leading organisation for one-name studies. A one-name study is a project researching facts about a surname and all the people who have held it, as opposed to a particular pedigree (the ancestors of one person) or descendancy (the descendants of one person or couple).

"If 'your' name is registered with the Guild, contacting the Guild member may well add new information to your family tree"

Tea Pot Genealogy Services www.teapotgenealogy.com - Kaye Vernon and Billie Jacobsen aim to help you do your genealogy detective work faster and more efficiently: through an extensive list of CDs/books of indexed information, research services, and their time saving Family Tree Checklist book. Kaye and Billie are also available to do talks on a variety of genealogical topics.

Scottish Ancestry Group www.gsv.org.au - The Scottish Ancestry Group was founded in March 1990 by a group of GSV members with a common interest in their Scottish heritage.

State Records NSW  www.records.nsw.gov.au - State Records is the NSW Government's archives and records management authority. They manage the NSW State archives collection and we set the rules and provide guidance on the management of official records. These records are of great value in researching all topics, including genealogy.

State Library of Victoria www.slv.vic.gov.au - The Library provides all sorts of services to make it easier to find what you're looking for. Our librarians can help answer your research queries, point you to relevant resources and even give advice on how to best conserve your own books.

Find out what we have to offer, from free wireless internet access to the benefits of registering as a user. We're at your service!

Shauna Hicks History Enterprises www.shaunahicks.com.au - Shauna Hicks History Enterprises is a small personal part time business specialising in local and family history research. Established in August 2009, it seeks to assist people in researching their own family and community histories. One of the primary projects I am involved with, as lead presenter, is Unlock the Past which is a series of history and genealogy events in Australia and New Zealand.

Charles Sturt University Regional Archives www.csu.edu.au - A regional repository of archives and records created by local and regional state government agencies within the Riverina & Murray Regions.

Swan Hill Genealogical  & Historical Society Inc.  http://home.vicnet.net.au - The Society, founded in 1984, aims to encourage and assist members in the study of Genealogy and promote the study of Swan Hill's History and the preservation of Historically significant objects. Our Comprehensive Library includes hundreds of titles in Fiche and Book form and is the envy of many larger centres.

Mining Accidents - Dave & Wilma Evans - Victorian Mining Accident Index, over 12,100 names sorted alphabetically as well as by Place.

Sports History - Darren lewis

Latest Exhibitors to register

Yarkuwa Indiginous Knowledge Centre

Shepparton Family History Group Inc. http://home.vicnet.net.au/~shepfh/


Victorian GUM (Genealogists Using Microcomputers) Inc. http://www.vicgum.asn.au/


Huguenot Society of Australia. http://www.huguenotsaustralia.org.au/

Joy & Allan Murrin Transcription Services  - www.joymurrin.com.au

Mostly Unsung - Military History  Lieutenant Colonel Neil C Smith AM. http://mostlyunsung.alphalink.com.au/muhomepage99.htm

 Griffith Genealogical & Historical Society http://users.dragnet.com.au/~ggahs/

Wagga Wagga & District Family History Society:  http://www.waggafamilyhistory.org.au

and lots more

Leading Presenters Include

Shauna Hicks

Shauna has been tracing her own family history since 1977 and worked in government for over 35 years primarily in libraries and archives in Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne. Since retiring, she has written a number of family history guides and is a regular speaker at genealogy expos and conferences.

Shauna has a number of tertiary qualifications from Queensland universities including a Master of Arts in Australian Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Library Science and a Diploma in Family Historical Studies from the Society of Australian Genealogists. She is a Fellow of the Queensland Family History Society; a recipient of the Australian Society of Archivists Distinguished Achievement Award and the Australasian Federation of Family History Organizations' Services to Family History Award.

Rosemary Kopittke

Rosemary has been researching her families in Australia, England and Scotland since 1985. That year she joined the Queensland Family History Society and has held positions within that society since the following year - President, Vice President, Bookshop Coordinator, Cemetery Coordinator , Joint Publications Coordinator, member of Management Committee. She is a current member of the AFFHO Council representing Queensland.

Though trained as a statistician, she currently works as a part-time consultant for Gould Genealogy & History and Unlock the Past. Rosemary is a regular presenter at Unlock the Past events and genealogy groups; she spoke at the New Zealand Family History Fair in 2011 and will be presenting at the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Conference at Taupo in June 2012.

Anne Burrows  

Anne Burrows has been Genealogy Librarian at the State Library of Victoria since October 2000. Prior to this appointment, she worked at the State Library of South Australia for over twenty years, including four years as Family History Librarian and three years as Manager, Published Heritage Collections.

In 1994, she was co-compiler of Kith and kin : sources for family history (Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1994). Anne is a member of the Council of the Genealogical Society of Victoria and of the Committee of the Victorian Association of Family History Organisations. In 2011 Anne was elected to a second four year term as the Australian representative on the Standing Committee of the Genealogy and Local History Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

 Anne has written articles for many historical and genealogical journals.

 Anne has responsibility for the State Library of Victoria’s genealogy and family history services and collections.

Title of Anne’s talk is Finding families at the State Library of Victoria

Wayne Doubleday

Manager, Charles Sturt University Regional Archives & University Art Collection. Wayne began his employment with the CSU Regional Archives in 1998 and has worked in a variety of archival positions during this time, including the last six years as Manager. Prior to 2006 Wayne spent the majority of his time in reference or access services, helping users to locate and understand information, and develop appropriate research strategies to make the most of the resources available at CSURA. On a daily basis this would include liaising with academics and students of the University, professional researchers, genealogists and the general public.  Wayne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from Charles Sturt University, and a Graduate Diploma of Science in Archives & Records Management from Edith Cowan University.

Lindsay Allen – Senior Archivist, State Records NSW

Lindsay has been at State Records since 2001, has worked in the Reading Rooms and participated in giving talks to family history and local history societies. 

He has attended and given advice at many family history fairs. Lindsay has a degree in Australian History from Macquarie University and a diploma in Librarianship. Prior to coming to State Records he was the Senior Reader Services Librarian at the Mitchell Library and before that worked for 20 years in local government libraries.

David Evans

David has been researching his family tree since the early 1980s.

Ten years later, he became hooked on his grandmother's (Akehurst) line and for the past twenty years has been conducting a One-Name Study into the family. This led to registration with the Guild of One-Name Studies and he is now studying the Akehurst name "all times, all places".

In real life, David was a meteorologist.  He's rather proud of the fact that his father was born in Deniliquin.

Joy Roy - FGSV - Principal Researcher

Having a life long interest in family and connections, in the early 1970s Joy decided to document her family history. The search was interesting and eventually lead herto joining The Genealogical Society of Victoria.

She joined the Council of the GSV in 1990 and thereafter was actively engaged in the day to day operation of the Society.

For six years Joy was editor of the Society's journal Ancestor, and has edited and typeset several books, some titles being Headstones of the Footscray Cemetery, Papers of the 1st Australasian Scottish Conference, Barefoot and Pregnant: Irish Famine Orphans, Vol. 2 as well as the Proceedings for Congress 2003: Discoveries, Deadends and Databases.

Her involvement in family history has been further extended with the conducting of classes both privately and for the GSV since 1990, the presentation of papers at conferences, talks at Service Clubs, i.e. PROBUS, Rotary, View Clubs and Genealogical Societies in Australia. Joy has also travelled extensively in Australia and overseas in pursuit of Family History.

Elected a Fellow of The Genealogical Society of Victoria, in recognition of her contribution to genealogy in 1998.