Congress 2015 – My program
I’ve spent the past few days getting myself organised for Congress 2015 in Canberra in 8 days. Mainly reviewing my research and thinking about the program of events that I have chosen. The Congress organisers have definitely organised a fabulous program and it was very difficult to choose between some events with time clashes.
Congress is four days jam packed with events and great guest speakers, both Australian and international. Unfortunately I can only attend 3 days, so will miss the last day but I’m quite excited about the talks that I have chosen and very much looking forward to spending a few days soaking up as much genealogical and historical knowledge as possible.
Here’s my program.
10.15am What can I find using eRecords – Cora Num
11.15am DNA for genealogists – Kerry Farmer
2.30pm Dropbox & Evernote – Carole Riley
3.45pm English Workhouse – Helen Smith
9.30am Following the Gold – Carole Riley
10.45am Stories of the Western Front – Richard Reid
11.45am Irish Census & census substitutes – David Rencher
3.00pm Separation & Divorce in Scotland 17th-19thC – John Blackwood
4.15pm Remembering & Commemorating our Ancestors – Perry McIntyre
9.30am Tracing Your Pre WW1 British Soldier – Paul Milner
10.15am A different kind of DNA talk – Colleen Fitzpatrick
11.45am A history of British Child Migration Schemes – Roger Kershaw
2.00pm Keynote Address: Men, Women & desire: Family history on Australia’s first frontier – Grace Karskens
3.00pm Writing up your family history for pleasure and profit – Simon Fowler
4.15pm Bring you ancestors to life – using Court of Petty Sessions Records – Shauna Hicks
So that’s it. What a full and varied program. Lots of food for thought there. And for blogging of course!