Queensland Family History Society Inc


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Taking your Australian research further

When: Saturday, 2 March 2019 - 9 am - 12.30 pm

Where: Queensland Baptists Conference Centre, 53 Prospect Road, Gaythorne

Cost: $25.00 members (QFHS and GSQ) and $40.00 non-members (includes morning tea)

Taking your Australian research further

Presenter/s: Shauna Hicks and Janice Cooper

Taking your Australian research further

Shauna Hicks is a Fellow of the Queensland Family History Society. She was awarded a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Australian Society of Archivists and in 2009 Shauna received the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations award for Meritorious Services to Family History. She has been tracing her own family history since 1977.

Janice Cooper is an experienced family historian with a primary interest in researching her Australian ancestry since the first family members arrived in 1791. With an academic background in Australian history, she is interested in placing families in the contexts of time and place. Her publications include local history books and articles, as well as a One-Place Study website.

Shauna Hicks

Session 1: What’s in the archives for Australian family history that you don’t know about?

Session 2: What other resources are you not using for your Australian family history research?

Shauna will discuss lesser known, as well as more easily accessible resources, for Australian family history research. She will include examples from across all Australian states.

Janice Cooper

Session 3: How can you place your families in their local communities and historic times?

Janice will outline how she extends knowledge of her Australian ancestors by learning more about the communities and times in which they lived.


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