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Why I use & recommend Findmypast
to be presented by Judy Webster
Mon. 30 Apr 2018, 10:30am - 12:30pm (including question time).
Family History Tasks for the Time Poor. Even when you have less than 30 minutes to spare, there are things you can do to make progress with your research and 'add flesh to the bones' of your family tree. Examples in this talk include unusual tasks that are both helpful and fun.
Venue: Cooroy Genealogical Society, 17 Emerald Street, Cooroy.
Bookings (required): Phone Noosa Library Service (07) 5329 6555 or book online.
Marmong Point, Lake Macquarie, NSW
Sat. 19 May 2018, 11am - 12noon.
Look Beyond the Border! Archival records with data for interstate and overseas folk. Archives in a particular region contain a surprising amount of information about people who lived and died in other States and other countries. This talk describes various types of family history data in places where you may not think to look. It gives examples of unexpected discoveries in records that are held far from where the subject lived. Sources include probate records, Premier's Department undertaking files, police correspondence, records of railway shareholders, border crossings and quarantine camps, and many more.
Venue: Community Hall, 31b George Street, Marmong Point (Lake Macquarie Family History Group).
Admission: Free (non-members are welcome).
Attendance advice would be appreciated (but not essential): phone Warren (02) 4959 5403.
Coffs Harbour, NSW
Sat. 26 May 2018, 10am - 4pm.
Beyond the Basics: Methods and records to solve dead ends in your family tree.
Admission: Coffs Harbour FHS members $25; non-members $30 (includes morning tea and light lunch).
Enquiries: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Research Room during opening hours on(02) 6651 6126.
Bookings essential: Register by 23 May 2018 by email to email@example.com, or to PO Box 2057, Coffs Harbour 2450, or in person at Research Rooms at rear of 169 Rose Avenue, Coffs Harbour.
Tues. 25 Sep 2018, 10am - 11:30am (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: Strathpine Library, 1 Station Street, Strathpine.
Other details: To be advised by Strathpine Library, (07) 3480 6698.
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