CURRENT MEETINGS

Syllabus for General Meetings – 2018

Time: 7.30 p.m. – 4th Wednesday in month [except Public Holidays when it is on 3rd or 5th Wednesday in the month].  Scroll down for details.
Location:

 

Parking:

Belmont Library
163 High Street
[Belmont] Geelong, Victoria 3216There is ample free parking at the side of the library – enter off Roslyn Road.
Map: Showing location of Library

 

Date Speaker Subject
2018
24th Jan Interactive online session Getting the most out of FamilySearch
28th Feb John Greenwood, Conservator Protecting your own Family Archives
28th Mar Chris Ganly author Chris has published books on the MERCER family and Geelong including Gold on Mercer’s Hill
18th Apr [3rd Wed] Graeme Horsted Self Publishing of some Family Memorabilia
23rd May John Stewart Getting the most out of TROVE
27th Jun Max Beck Max will talk about his book  A Different Earth – about his gg-grandparents journey from Cornwall to the Burra copper mines in South Australia.
25th Jul Two DNA gurus – Louise Coakley and Heather Cox – Australian DNA Facebook Page and terrific DNA Blog site DNA Testing for Family History: Basics & Examples.  A webinar / online presentation with a question and answer session at the end (technology permitting).
22nd Aug Col Hutchinson GFHG AGM plus speaker – Football Families – Geelong Football Club
26th Sep Daryl McLure James Harrison – the Geelong Advertiser
31st Oct [5th Wed] Judith Oke Family History resources at the Geelong Heritage Centre
28th Nov Member’s Christmas night Short presentations from members followed by supper – please bring a plate.
26th Dec No meeting
2019
23rd Jan Return of our DNA gurus – Louise Coakley and Heather Cox – Australian DNA Facebook Page and terrific DNA Blog site DNA Testing for Family History: Part 2.  A webinar / online presentation with a question and answer session at the end (technology permitting).
27th Feb Susie Zada Norfolk Island: Its settlements and its cemeteries
27th Mar Peter Begg The creation of his book – Geelong – The First 150 Years – from his Geelong Advertiser day by day articles.
24th Apr Michael Menzies Researching your Railway families in Victoria
22nd May Mary-Anne Gourley FIBIS: Families in British India Society
26th Jun TBA TBA
24th Jul TBA TBA
28th Aug Chris Ganly GFHG AGM plus speaker – Chris Ganly and the MERCER family.  Chris is the author of Major Mercer: no ordinary life.
25th Sep John Stewart Searching for BDMs in Australasia online.
30th Oct [5th Wed] Rob Hamilton Rob is a Masonic researcher for local and world wide research accessing Masonic historic records.
27th Nov Member’s Christmas night Short presentations from members followed by supper – please bring a plate.
25th Dec No meeting