Skip to main content

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy

Week #24 – Genealogy Events

Week 24: Genealogy Events: When it comes to genealogy events, our cup runneth over lately. There are so many fabulous family history events being held across the globe. For which one are you most grateful? Is it an annual event or a one-time thrill? Who runs the event? Why is it special?

This challenge runs from Sunday, June 10 through Saturday, June 16, 2012.

This meme was created by Amy Coffin.

Now this is a particularly tough topic for me this week as there are a couple of events I wish to highlight.

I will of course plug the Unlock the Past Queensland Expo which is coming up in a couple of weeks from 25 - 27 June.  It will be held at Centenary State High School at Jindalee in Brisbane.  It starts at midday on Monday and goes til 4:00pm on Wednesday.  It will be open on Monday night til 9:30pm.

There are all sorts of fabulous speakers including fellow bloggers Shauna Hicks, Jill Ball, Judy Webster and Helen Smith.  My wonderful QFHS colleagues Ann Swain and Eric  and Rosemary Kopittke will also be speaking as well .  The gorgeous Stephanie Ryan from the State Library will kick things off on Monday morning talking about Shipping and Immigration to Queensland.  Kerry Farmer will be talking about DNA.  The featured visiting speaker is Audrey Collins from the National Archives in the UK who will talk about all sorts of things including GRO indexes, online newspapers and periodicals and the census in England and Wales.  I hope I get to meet Jill and Cassie Mercer the editor of the marvellous new magazine Inside History.

More than just speakers there will also be around 50 or more exhibitors showing their wares - from booksellers and publishers tocompanies specialising in genealogy cruises and tours  to societies and representatives from online content site companies such as Findmypast and Familysearch.

Best of all, it's cheap as chips - $20 for two days if you pay by 20 June.  A real bargain and money well spent I say.   $5 if you can only come on Monday night.  

On a smaller scale but nevertheless just as important is the annual bus trip to the Queensland State Archives organized by Moreton Bay Regional Council Library service.  You really need to prepare for a visit to the State Archives.  This Wednesday come along and get tips and tricks from Saadia Thompson-Dwyer at Caboolture Library from 10:00-11:30am.  Then join the bus group the following week on Wednesday 20 June.  This Wednesday's seminar is free but you will have to cough up $12 for the bus trip.    The bus departs promptly at 8:30am and you will need to bring two forms of  ID (e.g. Driver's Licence) with you if you don't have a Qld State Archives Researcher's ID already and some $1 coins for the lockers there to store your bags etc.  

Aren't we lucky to have such great events happening right here in Queensland? 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Accentuate the Positive Geneameme 2019

Jill Bill from GeniAus once again invites us to reflect on our genealogical achievements for the year.  
Here are the questions and I just know that my account of 2019 will not be a fabulous one but, if anything, it inspires me to greater heights in 2020:
1.  An elusive ancestor I found was 
2.  A great newspaper article I found was about John Patrick or "Jack" McLoughlin, my mother's uncle,  in this blog post here.
3.  A geneajourney I took was to Melbourne.  I confess the trip to Melbourne was mostly about catching up with dear friends, going to a musical and doing a sewing workshop but I managed to convince a friend/chauffeur to detour while getting croissants one morning to have a look at an ancestor's house in Napier Street Fitzroy.  Who knows if it really was his house - numbers may have changed in the street - but I was just excited to be in the street where he used to live.  I wrote about Peter Sinclair in this and other blog posts.  I did try to go and see the P…

Sepia Saturday 487 - Dog and Trainer

Sepia Saturday  this week encourages us to consider the dogs in our life or past lives and maybe the training thereof.  I could bore you witless with tales of the Adorable Arwen.



She is, without a doubt, the Apple of my Eye and walking companion par excellence.  She has us wrapped around her dew claw and we have to be careful not to give her too many treats or she will end up as tubby as me.

Let's have a look at some other puppies in the family tree.

My mother and father both grew up with dogs.  I desperately wanted a dog when I was very little.  A black spaniel, Dino, was duly purchased and given to me when I was about six I think.  But Dino did not like me one little bit so he had to go.  Then the dachshund across the road bit me on the knee when I went to visit Elizabeth-Anne, so I was a bit shy of dogs after that.  My friends had dogs who were all very lovely - Jill's beagle Jip and Judith's endless succession of dogs, the names of which are difficult to remember but Soxy…

Sepia Saturday 492: 19 October 2019

The focus of Sepia Saturday this week is prams - or perambulators as they were once known.  

I have shown pictures of prams before on my blog.  

This one only a couple of weeks ago....my mother is in the pram.




This one of my mother with her doll's pram was posted six years ago.



This one of her cousin's son Doug in a pram (and what a very smart pram it is) five years ago.



If you look carefully at the photo of Gladys and Cecil Maloney in this photo posted a couple of years ago, you can see another pram











So it was a real challenge to find a new photo...but here it is!

Me and my doll's pram which I suspect we still have somewhere in the attic.



My grandmother brought back this dress for me from Hawaii however the photo was taken in Edinburgh Scotland.  Gee I loved that pram.  It took a lot of beating.  

I dug up a couple more recent photos of my children.

Me and Bel in her pram - actually I don't think it was ours.  I think it was a borrow-job until we got our own.


And then Cas came al…