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Researching abroad: British Isles & European ancestors - Canberra

Event Information

  • 21 Aug 2017 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • The Harmonie German Club of Canberra, 49 Jerrabomberra Avenue
  • Narrabundah
  • Australian Capital Territory
Other Information
  • Cost: $57

with leading international genealogists
Chris Paton
 (Scotland) and Dirk Weissleder (Germany)

  • eight main presentations in two concurrent streams
  • supporting shorter presentations by local and sponsoring partners
  • an exhibition by event partners
  • special offers and hundreds of dollars worth of prizes
CLICK HERE for speaker biographies and other cities the roadshow covers
CLICK HERE or the image at the right to download a program leaflet for Canberra

When and whereHarmonie Club

WHEN: Monday 21 August 2017, 9am-4.20pm

WHEREThe Harmonie German Club of Canberra
             49 Jerrabomberra Avenue
             Narrabundah ACT


  • Pre-booked - by 10pm Thu 17 Aug 2017 - $57
    NOTE: only those pre-booked will be in the main prize draw
  • On the day - $60
book now  CLICK HERE or the icon at the left to book your place

Preliminary - subject to minor change

Monday 21 August 2017
You may move between streams on the day


9.00amregistration and exhibition
9.45amwelcome and seminar introduction
9.50amDiscover Scottish land records (Chris Paton)
10.40ambreak and exhibition
11.10amScottish research resources before 1800 (Chris Paton)
12.10pm British Isles resources at the Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra                              
12.25pmprize draw
12.30pmlunch break and exhibition
1.30pmMyHeritage: unique matching technologies for genealogy discoveries 1
2.00pmIrish family history resources online (Chris Paton)
2.50pmbreak and exhibition
3.15pmLiving DNA presentation
3.30pmDown and out in Scotland: researching ancestral crisis (Chris Paton)

EUROPEAN STREAM -Keller Bar room

9.00amregistration and exhibition
9.45amwelcome and seminar introduction
9.50amPrimary and secondary sources on genealogy in Germany (Dirk Weissleder) 
10.40ambreak and exhibition
11.10amEuropean resources at  the Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra
11.30pmIntroduction to European research (Dirk Weissleder)
12.25pmprize draw (in Auditorium)
12.30pmlunch break and exhibition
1.30pmArchives, libraries & institutions for genealogical researchers in Germany (Dirk Weissleder)
2.30pmThe International German Genealogical Partnership (Dirk Weissleder)
2.50pmbreak and exhibition
3.15pmMyHeritage: unique matching technologies for genealogy discoveries 2
3.30pmUsing DNA to solve genealogical puzzles (Rosemary Kopittke)

Other information 

Exhibition - an exhibition with information and sales tables will be open in all breaks and before the first presentations each date

Food - this is not included in the seminar cost. We recommend the club's restaurant and bar for food and drink at the venue

Parking - ample parking on site

Sponsors and exhibitors

MyHeritage    Living DNA    Family Hiistorian  GAGHA

BDA   Openbook    StoriesKept    Mentis          

HAGSOC   Harmonie German Club Gen-eboooks     Gould Digital 

Gould      ADBA     UTP     UTP cruises

 Finders Cafe   Teapot   Vicgum