What’s on …

What’s on? To keep you up-to-date with what’s coming up, I’ve compiled a list of the (mostly) Australian genealogy and history related events, both in person, and online that are coming up. As you can see there, is plenty on, so if you wish to keep on learning, and boost your genealogical and historical knowledge, you can do so – with many being available from the comfort of your own home.   

February 2023

2 February-16 March 2023 (5 sessions)
Digging Deeper into Family History (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Queensland

4 February 2023
Writing Family History Workshop with Dr Betty O’Neill (Online)
Organised by: Society of Australian Genealogists

4-11 February 2023 (2 sessions)
Share your family stories with PowerPoint (Online)
Organised by: Society of Australian Genealogists

7 February 2023
My Ancestor was a Liar: Sifting through the evidence (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Queensland

9 February 2023
Digging Deeper into Family History: Australian Colonial Migration Schemes & Post 1924 Migration (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Queensland

9 February 2023
Discovering History: Throwing Stones and mending their ways (Victoria & Online)
Organised by: Bendigo Regional Archives Centre

9 February 2023
Hoofing it! Ballet on saddle and stage at Astley’s Circus (Victoria)
Organised by: Castlemaine Library

9 February 2023
How I Manage My DNA Matches in Family Tree Maker (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

9 February 2023
Internet for genealogy: an intro (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

10 February 2023
Newspapers Advanced Searching (Online)
Organised by: Queensland Family History Society

10 February 2023
Hand it Down, Pass it On – Traralgon Library (Victoria)
Organised by: Latrobe City Libraries

11 February 2023
Research Reveals: 2021 Queensland Memory Fellows (Queensland)
Organised by: State Library of Queensland

11 February 2023
Pomona Day Trip: Brunch & Silent Movie (Queensland)
Organised by: Caloundra Family History Research Inc.

11 February 2023
Introduction to the Society, and our resources (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

11 February 2023
Researching Your Family History (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

13 February 2023
FindMyPast, The Genealogist, British Newspaper Archives (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

13 February-20 March 2023 (6 weeks)
Finding your family: a beginners course in research (Online)
Organised by: Queensland Family History Society

14 February 2023
Convicts & How to Find Them (New South Wales)
Organised by: Botany Bay Family History Society

14 February 2023
FindMyPast Demonstration (Western Australia)
Organised by: Family History WA

15 February 2023
Presenting … Norwegian family history – further avenues of research (Online)
Organised by: Queensland Family History Society

15 February 2023
Same Ships Project: ‘Lysander’ 1839 or 1840 (South Australia)
Orgaised by: Pioneers Association of South Australia

15 February 2023
FHWA Society & Resources (Western Australia)
Organised by: Family History WA

16 February 2023
Digging Deeper into Family History: Australian Military History: Colonial times to WW2 (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Queensland

16 February 2023
Historic Cemeteries in the Far-Reaches of the Hawkesbury Self-Drive Tour (New South Wales)
Organised by: National Trust NSW

17 February 2023
Tour of Maryborough Monumental Cemetery (Queensland)
Organised by: Maryborough District Family History Society

19 February 2023
National and State Archives in Australia (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

19 February 2023
The National Archives (UK) online (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

20 February 2023
ScotlandsPeople Website Online (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

22 February 2023
Talking about … Riding the Railways (Online)
Organised by: Queensland Family History Society

22 February 2023
Heritage Talks: Researching Tāmaki Makaurau: AHI Summer Scholars session 1 (New Zealand & Online)
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

22 February 2023
Another part of local history (Victoria & Online)
Organised by: Geelong Family History Group

22 February 2023
FamilySearch online (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

23 February 2023
Digging Deeper into Family History: Researching England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Queensland

25 February 2023
The Dead Do Tell Tales:: Death and Burial in Queensland (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Queensland

26 February 2023
A Nasho’s experience: national service in Australia (Queensland)
Organised by: State Library of Queensland

March 2023

1 March 2023
Heritage Talks: Researching Tāmaki Makaurau: AHI Summer Scholars session 2 (New Zealand & Online)
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

2-4 March 2023
RootsTech 2023 (Online & USA)
Organised by: FamilySearch

3 March 2023
How to use Trove – Hub Library (South Australia)
Organised by: Onkaparinga Libraries

4 March 2023
Methodists, Presbyterians, Quakers and more: discovering your non-conformist ancestors (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Queensland

8 March 2023
Heritage Talks: Teaching Gardens of Auckland with John Adams (New Zealand & Online)
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

9-19 March 2023
True Crime Walking Tour – A comedians guide to Adelaide’s dark past (South Australia)
Organised by: Australian True Crime Comedy Tours

9 March-20 April 2023 (6 sessions)
Beginners Practical Introduction to Family History (Online)
Organised by: Society of Australian Genealogists

10 March 2023
Finding your Masonic History (Online)
Organised by: Queensland Family History Society

13 March 2023
Findmypast, The Genealogist, British Newspaper Archives (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

15 March 2023
Presenting … Innovation and Invention: Patents, Trademarks and Designs (Online)
Organised by: Queensland Family History Society

16 March 2023
Digging Deeper into Family History: Q&A Session (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Queensland

16 March 2023
Tour of Sutherland Historical Society Museum (New South Wales)
Organised by: Botany Bay Family History Society

20 March 2023
DNA for Family Historians – Using DNA for family history (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

22 March 2023
Family history for starters “do overs”, and brick walls: Part 1 (Online & Victoria)
Organised by: Geelong Family History Group

22 March 2023
Talking about … Royal Connections (Online)
Organised by: Queensland Family History Society

22 March 2023
Family History for Starters, “Do Overs” and Brick Walls – Part 1 (Victoria & Online)
Organised by: Geelong Family History Group

25 March 2023
The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Queenslan

28 March 2023
First Look at AncestryDNA (Online)
Organised by: Society of Australian Genealogists

April 2023

3 April 2023
DNA for Family Historians – Understanding DNA Matches (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

14 April 2023
Using signatures to identify families (Online)
Organised by: Queensland Family History Society

17 April 2023
DNA for Family Historians – Using DNA Matches (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

18 April 2023
Using Land Record in Your Family Research (New South Wales)
Organised by: Botany Bay Family History Society

26 April 2023
Talking about … Town Halls and Schools of Arts (Online)
Organised by: Queensland Family History Society

26 April 2023
Research Q & A (Victoria & Online)
Organised by: Geelong Family History Group

29 April 2023
Bringing our Ancestors to Life (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Queensland

May 2023

1-31 May 2023
South Australia’s History Festival (Online & South Australia)
Organised by: History Trust of South Australia

1 May 2023
DNA for Family Historians – Managing your Ancestry matches, and colour coding (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

12 May 2023
Finding the family farm (Online)
Organised by: Queensland Family History Society

15 May 2023
DNA for Family Historians – Ways to group your matches (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

15-21 May 2023
Kernewek Lowender, Copper Coast Cornish Festival 2022 (South Australia)
Organised by: Kernewek Lowender Inc.

17 May 2023
Presenting…Chasing the Sunshine – The Sunshine Express and the Sunlander (Online)
Organised by: Queensland Family History Society

24 May 2023
The racecourses of Geelong region (Victoria & Online)
Organised by: Geelong Family History Group

29 May 2023
DNA for Family Historians – Ancestry’s ThruLines (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

June 2023

19 June 2023
DNA for Family Historians – Finding more DNA matches (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

28 June 2023
Who was Poona Dam’s John Doe? (Victoria & Online)
Organised by: Geelong Family History Group

July 2023

3 July 2023
DNA for Family Historians – Chromosome browsers (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

17 July 2023
DNA for Family Historians – Genetic Family Tree and DNA Painter (part 1) (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

26 July 2023
Family History for Starters, “Do Overs” and Brick Walls – Part 2 (Victoria & Online)
Organised by: Geelong Family History Group

31 July 2023
DNA for Family Historians – Genetic Family Tree and DNA Painter (part 2) (Online)
Organised by: Genealogical Society of Victoria

August 2023

23 August 2023
GFHG AGM & talk: Finding Geelong in the National Archives of Australia (Victoria & Online)
Organised by: Geelong Family History Group

September 2023

October 2023

November 2023

December 2023

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