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Why I use & recommend Findmypast
to be presented by Judy Webster
Sat. 7 April 2018, 9am - 3pm.
Programme (please check session times when you book):
9:00 - 9:30: Registration and welcome cuppa.
9:30 - 10:30, Session 1: Researching Illegimate Children. An illegitimate birth is not necessarily a dead end in family history. This talk describes dozens of sources and strategies that may identify the child's biological father. (Although the emphasis is on Australian children, much of the advice applies worldwide.) If you can't find a birth registration, it may be because the child was illegitimate, and there are clues if you know where to look. There are also ways to find out what became of an illegitimate child who 'disappeared'.
10:30 - 11:00: Morning tea.
11:00 - 1:00pm, Session 2: Court Records for Family History. Court records are not just about criminals. Courts also dealt with many other matters (wills, intestacies, insolvencies, divorce, change of name by deed poll, naturalisations, applications for guardianship, licenses, oaths by Justices of the Peace, etc). This talk highlights the treasures that family historians can find in various series of records created by the Supreme Court, Court of Petty Sessions, Licensing Court, Small Debts Court, Coroner's Court, District Court, Circuit Court, Children's Court, etc. Many of the examples are from Queensland, but interstate records are similar. The talk also describes important online Court records for interstate and overseas.
1:00 - 1:45pm: Lunch.
1:45 - 3:00pm, Session 3: Not Just the Patient: How hospital and asylum records tell the story of a family. Hospital, mental asylum and benevolent asylum records have information not only about patients but also about their relatives. If a person 'vanished', or if children were raised by someone other than a parent, search asylum records! Some patients only stayed a few days. Reasons for admission include chronic alcoholism, head injury, senile dementia, epilepsy, depression, birth defects, schizophrenia etc. This talk describes selected series of hospital and asylum records, and shows what they can reveal and why hospital records are often better than certificates.
Venue: Genealogy Sunshine Coast centre, Petrie Park Road, Nambour (opposite the swimming pool).
Admission: $10 for 1 session, or $20 for the day (three sessions & morning tea). Sandwiches and slice or fruit will be available for purchase for $5.
Bookings (required, for members & visitors): Contact Genealogy Sunshine Coast, phone (07) 5441 4266; email email@example.com.
Mon. 30 Apr 2018, 10:30am - 12:30pm (including question time).
Family History Tasks for the Time Poor. Even when you have less than 30 minutes to spare, there are things you can do to make progress with your research and 'add flesh to the bones' of your family tree. Examples in this talk include unusual tasks that are both helpful and fun.
Venue: Cooroy Genealogical Society, 17 Emerald Street, Cooroy.
Bookings (required): Noosa Library Service (07) 5329-6555 or www.libraries.noosa.qld.gov.au.
Coffs Harbour, NSW
Sat. 26 May 2018, 10am - 4pm.
Beyond the Basics: Methods and records to solve dead ends in your family tree.
Admission: Coffs Harbour FHS members $25; non-members $30 (includes morning tea and light lunch).
Enquiries: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Research Room during opening hours on(02) 6651 6126.
Bookings essential: Register by 23 May 2018 by email to email@example.com, or to PO Box 2057, Coffs Harbour 2450, or in person at Research Rooms at rear of 169 Rose Avenue, Coffs Harbour.
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