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Feedback from previous seminars: "Your seminar (Family History Tasks for the Time Poor) was fantastic. After hearing your talk, I am now inspired and moving on with the ancestors!" (Margaret M.);   "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).   "Found my 2nd great-grandfather's will on Findmypast after your workshop. Thank you." (Sue F).


Blue pinRedcliffe, QLD

Thurs. 14 March 2019, 1pm - 2:30pm (including question time).

'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. If a person 'vanished', or if children were raised by someone other than a parent, search asylum records! Some patients only stayed a few days. Reasons for admission include chronic alcoholism, head injury, senile dementia, epilepsy, depression, birth defects, schizophrenia etc. This talk describes selected series of hospital and asylum records, and shows what they can reveal and why hospital records are often better than certificates.

Venue:  Redcliffe Library, 476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe.

Admission:  free.

Bookings essential:  Phone (07) 3283 0311.

Parking is available underneath the library, off Downs Street.

Blue pinIf your Society or local Council library is interested in hosting a talk, email me at [Image of email address] to discuss dates, topics, my speaker's fee and travel expenses. Popular topics include:

  • Scallywags, Scoundrels and Vanishing Relatives.
  • Look Beyond the Border! Archival records with data for interstate and overseas folk.
  • Not Just the Patient: How hospital and asylum records tell the story of a family.
  • Court Records for Family History.
  • Family History Tasks for the Time Poor.
  • Researching Illegitimate Children.
  • Using Indexes: Tips and Traps.
  • How and Why to Find Distant Relatives.

Blue pinIf you're interested in attending my family history talks, I can let you know if/when I'll be in your area. Email me at [Image of email address] and tell me your postcode.

Blue pinI have previously given talks/seminars at Armidale, Atherton, Auckland (NZ), Ballina, Biloela, Brisbane, Cairns, Caloundra, Cardwell, Casino, Coffs Harbour, Cooroy, Esperance, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Hervey Bay, Innisfail, Inverell, Ipswich, Kallangur, Lake Macquarie, Mackay, Moura, Nambour, Noosaville, Pittsworth, Port Macquarie, Proserpine, Redcliffe, Rockhampton, Strathpine, Sydney, Taroom, Toowoomba, Townsville, Tully, Tweed Heads, Wongaling Beach (Mission Beach) and Yeppoon, plus Unlock The Past's genealogy conference on a cruise.


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