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Upcoming Family History Events

July 28, 2011

There are many interesting seminars coming up over the next few months which I thought  I would outline here for your information.

29 July 2011 – 8 August 2011 -NATIONAL FAMILY HISTORY WEEK – Started by the Australian Federation of Family History Organisations Inc  AFFHO News to promote and encourage people to investigate their family history.  Many events are scheduled around Australia. Check out their website for events being held in your area  National Family History Week 2011 | Genealogy & History News or contact your local family history society or library.

2nd and 3rd September 2011 –  Unlock the Past Victorian Expo (Geelong) Two days packed full of seminars presented by experts from around Australia and overseas.  There is also an Expo with displays from local and interstate family history societies, libraries, archives, museums and product suppliers. Personally, I am looking forward very much to the Geelong Expo. I’ve booked all my seminars. This will be two full days of learning and genealogy shopping. Can’t ask for a better way to spend a couple of days. Really looking forward to it.

Saturday 24 September 2011 10am – 4pm  – Experience of War WWI – Seminars. Many speakers discussing everything war – heroes, veterans, battlefields, nurses and much more. For more information. This seminar is being presented by Genealogical Society of Victoria Inc.

And for those with a little more time available how about attending 10 days of conferences learning about all things Scottish and Irish, while cruising around New Zealand and on to Australia.  History and Genealogy Cruise November 2011 – Scottish & Irish Theme | Unlock the Past I’m very envious of anyone who is able to go on this cruise. I was planning to go but due to a few issues at work, can’t get away at this time. Hopefully next year

Hope there’s something here of interest. I love these seminars for the information they contain and also as an opportunity to meet fellow researchers . A rare opportunity to discuss our research without the family rolling their eyes at me.

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