Category Archives: History & Genealogy Expo Sydney 2010
Last weekend I spent two days at the History and Genealogy Expo at Parramatta, which was well run by Unlock the Past.
Over the two days I attended five talks. In all, the two day event was excellent and I took away with me some knew found knowledge and some excellent new resources that I bought, such as some books and software.
From each of the talks I attended, I talk a great deal of notes and in summary I provide the following links relating to 3 of the talks I attended:
Caring for Your family history archives
- Looking after your family archives – National Archives Australia
- Preserving your family history – Preservation Australian
- Personal Continuity Plan – Records Management Association of Australia (Opens as a PDF)
Discover Scottish Family History
- Scottish Way of Births and Death
- Scotlands People
- Scotlands Family
- FreeCen (1841 Scotland Census)
- Scots Origin
- National Library of Scotland
- British 19th Century Newspapers –
- Scottish Archive Network
- UK National Archives
- Genealogical Directories and Lists
- Scottish Association of Family History Societies
- Scotlands Places
- Scotland Church Records
Tracing your Irish Ancestors to their Homeland
- Find your ancestors in Australia first before trying to find them in Ireland
- Check Shipping Records
- Birth, Death & Marriage Records
- Once you know where they came from:
- What is a townland
- What is a parish
- Why did the leave Ireland?
- What was the agricultural situation like?
Bookings for the History & Genealogy Expo Sydney 2010 have now opened. As quoted on the Unlock the Past Site:
“The Expo is unique opportunity to see many societies, libraries and commercial product and service suppliers in one place and to learn from the many expert presenters. A significant focus will be on introducing newcomers to history and genealogy, but we expect to have something for researchers at all levels”
At a cost of $10 for both days, I have prebooked my ticket, as well as pre-booked for the following talks:
|Friday 22 October||Discover Scottish Family History – Paton|
|Friday 22 October||FamilySearch: Ancestors At Your Fingertips – Parton|
|Saturday 23 October||Researching Families In British India – Murphy|
|Saturday 23 October||Immigration From Ireland – McIntyre|
This will be my first Genealogy Expo despite over 20 years of researching my family history. It will be good to meet other genealogists, as well as after all these years, I just might learn something new.