WELCOME PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 14 July 2015 00:00

 

Welcome to The Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra. We look forward to seeing you in the Library, at a monthly meeting, at a Special Interest Group or at one of our education sessions.

 

Next Monthly Meeting – 4 August 7:30pm

 

At our August meeting, well known author and speaker, Dr Richard Reid, will speak on “The Assisted Passage - Records and Stories"

What was the 19th century equivalent of the ’Ten Pound Pom’ - the ‘assisted immigrant’. For most of the century it was the ‘assisted passage’ that attracted emigrants from the British Isles and Ireland to this distant continent, making the colonies competitive with the much cheaper fares to the USA and Canada. Virtually half of all immigrant arrivals between 1830 and 1900 came ‘assisted’ and but for the gold rush of the 1850s that proportion would have been much higher.  The story of how the ancestors of millions of modern Australians got here is the story of ‘assisted immigration’.

Please join us to celebrate National Family History Month.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2015 17:30
 
Celebrating National Family History Month PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Hesse   
Saturday, 01 August 2015 00:00

August is National Family History Month and we hope you will enjoy the activities offered by the Society and those of other societies across Australia.

There’s lots of opportunities to further your research whether you’re just starting or have been researching for longer than you care to admit.

Don’t forget to check out the National Family History Month website  – there’s plenty of activities if you’re travelling but, if you’re staying home, there’s also some great freebies under ‘Online Event’. And don't forget to register for the free giveaways - you might win a great prize.

Closer to home, take advantage of the education sessions on offer, come to a monthly meeting or drop into our Library and chat to our helpful volunteers. If you're stuck, you can book a 'brick wall' session with our Research Officer.

We look forward to seeing you at one (or more) of our activities:

Tuesday 4 Aug 2015 The Assisted Passage - Records and Stories with Richard Reid

Commencing 7.30pm at Community Hub Hall, Cook

Free admission, no booking required

Wednesday 5 Aug 2015 Getting Started with Family History with Tony FitzPatrick

Commencing 1.30pm at Civic Library

Free admission, book at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Saturday 8 Aug 2015 Compare Genealogy Software Programs

Commencing 9.30am at HAGSOC Education Room, Cook Community Hub

Free admission, no booking required

Saturday 8 Aug 2015 Brief Look at Organising Genealogy Media

Commencing 10.30am at Queanbeyan Library

Free admission, book by telephoning the Queanbeyan Library on 6285 6256>

Tuesday 11 Aug 2015 When, How and Why of Migration to Australia with Julie Hesse

Commencing 1.00pm at Kippax Library

Free admission, book at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

13 Aug 2015 Beginners Guide to Family Research

Commencing 10.00am at Tuggeranong Library

Free admission, book at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thursday 27 Aug 2015 Researching in Your Pyjamas with Julie Hesse

Commencing 1.30pm at Goulburn Mulwaree Library

Free admission, book by telephoning the Goulburn Mulwaree Library on 4823 4435

Sunday 30 Aug 2015 Organising Family History Documents and photographs

Four speakers have offered to explain their approaches and the methods they employ managing their own Digital and Paper Collections.

Commencing 10.00am at Cook Community Hub Hall, Cook

Fee: $35 members $45 non-members, book at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Monday, 03 August 2015 23:47
 
Hot Off The Press PDF Print E-mail
Written by Julie Hesse   
Saturday, 07 March 2015 16:40

Late breaking items of interest – hope you enjoy them.


For this month only, The Master Genealogist Users Group will meet on Wednesday 19 August 2015. Lindsay Graham will lead a discussion on Custom Toolbars, to be followed by a one-on-one general help session on any areas where members need help with TMG.

 


Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of a famous descendent of linen drapers in Dublin is happening at the Theatre of National Library of Australia on 2 August 2015, 2pm to 4pm. This event is run in association with the Friends of Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland. See the details at:
http://www.nla.gov.au/eve…/celebrating-150-years-of-wb-yeats

Also see: Limerick Chronicle 30 August 1773 -- At Tullimore, Mr Benjamin YEATS of William Street, Linen-Draper, to Miss BUTLER, eldest daughter of John BUTLER Esq of Dublin Castle.


Some old news photos that may be of interest

Photos from the welcome function for Congress 2015 at the Australian War Memorial


 

LOOKING FOR SOME HELP WITH A FAMILY HISTORY PROGRAM

Just a reminder than we have 4 users groups available to help you with choosing and using a family history software program.

The Family Tree Makers Users Group meets on the second Thursday each month at 10.00am in the Education Room.

The Legacy Users Group meets on the second Tuesday each month at 7.30pm in the Education Room.

The Master Genealogist Users Group meets on the first Wednesday of even numbered months at 7.30pm in the Education Room.

The Reunion Users Group meets on the second Friday each month at 9.30am in the Education Room.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 23:39
 

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