Only 2 days left to book for DNA Testing for Family History

Just TWO days left to book for this event!  Live webinar – ONLY available at Geelong Family History Group meeting room [Belmont Library] on Wednesday 23rd July at 7.30 pm.

GFHG Members who added their names to the pre-event booking list DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN!

Everyone else MUST register – with limited places available, no registration = no entry!

Come and join us for this FREE event – a webinar / online presentation by two DNA gurus – Louise Coakley and Heather Cox – including a Q & A session at the end.

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DNA Testing for Family History: Basics and Examples

Hurry – ONLY 21 places left for this event which will be advertised in the newspaper on Friday 20th July!  Register NOW before others jump in!

GFHG Members who added their names to the pre-event booking list DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN!

Everyone else MUST register – with limited places available, no registration = no entry!

Come and join us for this FREE event – a webinar / online presentation by two DNA gurus – Louise Coakley and Heather Cox – including a Q & A session at the end.

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DNA Testing for Family History: Basics and Examples

Don’t miss out – ONLY 38 places available for this event!

Due to the expected popularity of this Geelong Family History Group Meeting on Wednesday 25th July we have opened up bookings via Eventbrite.

GFHG Members who added their names to the pre-event booking list DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN!

Everyone else MUST register – with limited places available, no registration = no entry!

Come and join us for this FREE event – a webinar / online presentation by two DNA gurus – Louise Coakley and Heather Cox – including a Q & A session at the end.

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From Cornwall to the Burra copper mines in South Australia

Here’s your chance to join us at the Geelong Family History Group meeting on Wednesday 27th June 2018 at 7.30 pm – Belmont Library meeting room, High Street, Belmont.

Visitors are always welcome.

This Wednesday Max Beck will be talking to us about his gg-grandparents’ journey from Cornwall to the Burra copper mines in South Australia.

Max wrote his book A Different Earth about this journey.

Our full meeting program is on our web site.

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Getting the most out of TROVE

Here’s your chance to join us at the Geelong Family History Group meeting on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 7.30 pm – Belmont Library meeting room, High Street, Belmont.

Visitors are always welcome.

This Wednesday our Research Officer, John Stewart, will be showing you how to get the most out of using digitised newspapers on TROVE.

Many people think they know how to use TROVE and the digitised newspapers – you might be surprised at some of the helpful tips from John.

Our full meeting program is on our web site.

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No research rooms but LOTS of research resources

It is more than ten years since the Geelong Family History Group vacated its library and research centre however in that time access to Research resources has escalated.

For our meetings we have access to state of the art facilities in the meeting room at the Belmont Library – WiFi for interactive sessions using the data projection facilities.

It has also meant that our volunteers have been able to put their energy into making resources available online to our members and local history researchers.

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A daytime talk – female ancestors – midwives and nurses

For those members unable to get to our meetings at night, you can come to a free talk on researching female ancestors, particularly Midwives and Nurses on Wednesday 16th May, 2018 at 1.00 pm at Newcomb.

Full details can be found on the Geelong and District Blog.

Attendees will be given access to a surprise / special bonus!

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Searching for records on PROV website

Some people have struggled with the changes to the PROV (Public Record Office Victoria) website – help is at hand.

The blog might refer to searching for Yarrawonga but it could easily be Geelong or Gippsland – just follow these simple steps to search for any place or name.

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GFHG going to VAFHO Family History Expo in Sale, April, 2018

The Geelong Family History Group will be an exhibitor at the VAFHO Family History Expo in April.

Have a look at the options for getting there by train.

Of course another option from Geelong is to catch the ferry across from Queenscliff!

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A daytime talk – Point Henry

For those members unable to get to our meetings at night, you can come to a free talk on Point Henry on Wednesday 21st February, 2018 at 1.00 pm at Newcomb.

Full details can be found on the Geelong and District Blog.

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