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HAGSOC Course: Taking Families Further (second day)

Event Information

  • 7 Aug 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 second day, Sunday 7 August, will focus on researching families overseas, using both Australian and overseas resources. It will also highlight the challenges and the benefits of researching on the internet and how to take most advantage of it and ensure that your research is robust. Speakers and their topics include:


Dr Pennie Pemberton, HAGSOC: Why did they come? 19th century immigration from UK and Europe

Dr Raoul Middelmann, HAGSOC: Deutschland [was] before it became Germany in 1871

Dr Brendan Whyte, National Library of Australia: Paris, France or Paris, Texas? Navigating the National Library’s overseas map collection

Cora Num, Fellow, HAGSOC: Searching familysearch.org. Using the new FamilySearch site for overseas research

Julie Hesse, HAGSOC: Researching the world in your pyjamas- with ancestry; findmypast; and google

Peter Procter, Fellow, HAGSOC: Balancing family research

Pam Ray, Fellow, HAGSOC: Tripping over but not tripping up?


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.


HAGSOC was founded in 1964 to promote and encourage the study and preservation of family history, genealogy, heraldry and allied subjects, and to assist members and others in research in these areas.