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Talks on Genealogy and Family History
to be presented by Judy Webster

"I gained so much from the seminar and have already put your suggestions to good use and found information that had previously proved elusive" (Jenny C)

You are welcome to check my credentials before you book.  In addition to talks listed below, I am available for a limited number of informal one-on-one consultations.


Blue pinInnisfail, Queensland

Thurs. 17 Sep 2015, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

'Court Records for Family and Local History'.   This talk highlights the treasures that family and local historians can find in Court records, with examples from many series of records created by the Supreme Court, Court of Petty Sessions, Licensing Court, Small Debts Court, Coroner's Court, District Court, Circuit Court, Children's Court, etc.

Venue:  Innisfail Library, 57-59 Rankin Street, Innisfail

Admission:  Free

Bookings / enquiries:  Karen Stacey, phone (07) 4030 2249
Blue pinCairns, Queensland

Sat. 19 Sep 2015, 9:30am - 11:30am
  1. 'Not Just the Patient: How hospital and asylum records tell the story of a family'.   Hospital, mental asylum and benevolent asylum records have information not only about patients but also about their relatives. Find out what details are available, and where.

  2. 'Ancestors who Moved or Vanished'.   Learn about sources and strategies for filling gaps in family timelines and finding ancestors who 'vanished'. This talk highlights various records that are often overlooked, plus new online resources (both local and overseas).
Venue:  City Library Meeting Room, 151 Abbott St, Cairns

Admission:  $5 (total cost for two talks)

Bookings / enquiries:  Kylie Best, (07) 4044 3717 or email k.best@cairns.qld.gov.au
Blue pinWongaling Beach, Queensland

Wed. 23 Sep 2015, 10:30am - 11:30am

'Ancestors who Moved or Vanished'.   Learn about sources and strategies for filling gaps in family timelines and finding ancestors who 'vanished'. This talk highlights various records that are often overlooked, plus new online resources (both local and overseas).

Venue:  Wongaling Beach Library, 2018 Tully-Mission Beach Road, Wongaling Beach

Admission:  Free

Bookings / enquiries:  Leisa McDermott, phone (07) 4068 8153

If your Society or local Council library is interested in hosting a talk, contact Judy Webster to discuss dates, topics, my speaker's fee, and travel and accommodation expenses.

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