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HAGSOC Course: Taking Families Further

Event Information

  • 31 Jul 2011 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Cook Community Hub Hall, 41 Templeton St,
  • Cook
  • Australian Capital Territory
Other Information
  • Cost: $20 per day for members; $40 per day for non-members

As part of its celebration of National Family History Week 2011, The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra (HAGSOC) will be running a two day course, sponsored by the National Library of Australia,  for family historians and for those who would like to learn about family history research.


The course is called Taking Families Further and will be held over two Sundays:  Sunday 31 July and Sunday 7 August.


The first day, Sunday 31 July, will focus on Australian resources and research technologies. It will cover a wide range of resources, provide information about very recent initiatives and explore some of the major social issues which influenced our ancestors. Speakers and their topics include:


Aileen Trinder, co-founder of Pastkeys: Delving into the resources available for NSW 19th century immigration

Kath Corey, HAGSOC: In search of my convict

Dr Richard Reid, historian and author: Telling the immigrant story through objects

Warwick Abadee, Australian National Maritime Museum: The Australian National Maritime Museum's place in tracing your family history

Melanie Nolan, Professor of History; Director, National Centre for Biography; General Editor, Australian Dictionary of Biography, ANU: Labour History, Families and Online biography

Kerri Ward, Senior Reference Officer, National Archives of Australia: Populate or Perish: 20th Century migration records in the National Archives of Australia

Robyn Van-Dyk, Senior Curator of Published and Digitised Records, Australian War Memorial: Digitisation of naval records from the AWM Research Centre


The course will be held in the Cook Community Hall, Templeton Street, Cook. Registration will be from 8.30am and presentations will commence promptly at 9am.  The cost to HAGSOC members is $20 for the day and to non members it is $40 for the day.  Registration may be made on the day or by email to education@hagsoc.org.au


Morning and afternoon tea will be provided but please bring your lunch as there are limited opportunities to purchase anything in the immediate area.