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Congress 2015 – My program

March 19, 2015


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!


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