What's on NSW & ACT AFHS

Events in 2020 and beyond


The City of Liverpool & District Historical Society Inc

Saturday, 22 June 2024, 12:00noon to 3:00pm

Venue: Hilda Davis Senior Citizens Centre, 85 Bigge St, Liverpool enter from Warren Serviceway

Macquarie Street Liverpool c1910

Grand Opening of our new Liverpool History Centre and Museum + the society's 65th Birthday

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Inverell District Family History Group Inc

Tuesday, 25 June 2024, 10:30am to 11:30am

Venue: Inverell Library

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Morning tea to celebrate 40 years of the Inverell District Family History Group

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NSW and ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc.

Saturday 14 September 2024 09:45 to 16:00

Venue: Zoom

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Annual conference – mini conference Zoom only

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Events in the last six monthe


Botany Bay Family History Society Inc

Wednesday 7 February 7:30 pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Zoom

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Join Andrew Redfern to explore the current uses and potential possibilties of using AI in family history. Andrew will provide valuable insights and strategies for using AI to uncover your family’s unique history. He will investigate AI technology currently being used, what is Generative AI and how to use it, a number of relevant AI tools, some of the limitations and key things to consider of AI technology, the possible uses of AI in family history and provide many practical examples. Join us and share Andrew’s excitement about how AI tools and software may enhance family history research. More information: botanybayfhs.org.au or Phone: 9523 8948 Non-members welcome with payment of $10. Follow the links for online payment on the website.

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Parramatta Female Factory Friends Inc

Friday 16 February at 1:00pm

Venue: Parramatta Female Factory Building C102 - follow the signs 5 Fleet Street, North Parramatta

Simon Babbage, Development Director, Property and Development NSW (DPE) will give a talk

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Family Histort ACT

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Venue: Zoom + in person (in person sold out)

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Uncovering your Irish Ancestry - Ulster Roots
Richard Reid - Tales of Gweedore, Dromore, and the Belfast Workhouse - the province of Ulster and Australia, 1788-1921
Perry McIntyre – Researching Orphan Girls in Ulster Workhouses
Fintan Mullan - The Ulster Plantation and Sources for Finding Seventeenth-Century Families in Ireland (not just Ulster)
Gillian Hunt - The Great Famine in Ireland
Fintan Mullan - Using Irish Wills and Testamentary Records
General Q & A Session

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Botany Bay Family History Society Inc

Saturday 9 March 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Venue: Port Hacking Community Centre Hall, 184 Gannons Road Caringbah NSW 2229

Gillian

GILLIAN LEWIS MIDGET SUBMARINES in SYDNEY HARBOUR Coming, Ready or Not! How was it possible for 3 midget submarines to get within striking distance of major warships anchored in and around the inner harbour? Gillian, a volunteer guide with the Australian Maritime Museum since 2008, will detail how the attack was carried out by courageous Japanese naval personnel and the inadequacy of our harbour defences. www.botanybayfhs.org.au or Phone: 9523 8948 Non Members Very Welcome

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NSW and ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc.

13 Mar 2024 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Zoom

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Tech Support Group Meeting: Podcast Update – Clive Maddox (Newcastle FHS)

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Botany Bay Family History Society Inc

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Venue: Zoom

Fiona

DNA Workshop with Fiona BROOKER As an addicted family historian for over 35 years, Fiona loves those goosebump moments like touching the court roll that her 5 times great grandparents signed in the early 1800s. She loves to teach and help people with their research, to understand their DNA results so they can, most importantly, share these with their family and then experience their own goosebump moments. Fiona will lead us through a 2hr hands-on workshop on using the Leeds Method to organise your DNA matches. Cost: BBFHS Members $20 Non members $25 includes worksheets ( please print out before the session). Follow the links for On-line payments on website. Fiona Brooker Further information: www.botanybayfhs.org.au or Phone: 02 9523 8948

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Lake Macquarie Family History Group Inc.

Saturday 16 March 2024 10:00am to 4:00pm

Venue: Marmong Point Community Hall

Andrew Redfern

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Andrew Redfern is an accomplished speaker with backgrounds in education, technology and theatre. He has a colourful family history including convicts, murderers, travelling comedians and asylum patients. He is particularly interested in discovering the stories of his ancestors. He uses a variety of technological tools to share these stories which recently has included the use of Artificial Intelligence and how it may be used by the modern genealogist.
Amelia Young is a doctoral student at the University of Newcastle and a lawyer admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW. Amelia will discuss the use of Forensic Investigative Genetic Genealogy (FIGG) to solve cold case crimes and the identification of unknown human remains using traditional forensic methods in combination with genealogical research. FIGG involves comparing crime scene DNA with public genealogy databases to identify potential relatives, ultimately aiding in suspect identification. The legal implications are profound, as privacy and ethical considerations arise.
Peter Capomolla Moore is President of “Adoptee Rights Australia”, a National Advocacy Association of Adopted People, committed to ensuring Adoptees across Australia have empathy & legal rights to self-identify under the law. He is a family genealogist who describes himself as a Late Discovery Adoptee having discovered his adoption status when he was aged 59 via a DNA test. He has lobbied the NSW government for many years to finally have his father's name included on his birth certificate. Peter is a father of 5 and a grandfather to several grandchildren. He also acts as a dedicated foster carer.

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Newcastle Family History Society Inc

Saturday 16 March 2024 10:30am to 3:00pm

Venue: Mechanics Institute, 68 Elder Street Lambton

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Seniors' open day free help with family history research

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NSW and ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc.

20 Mar 2024 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Zoom

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Office Bearers Networking Group: Treasurers, Presidents and Vice Presidents - Tax implications for non-profit organizations. Clive Smith, the Association Treasurer.

Even though a family history society is a not-for-profit organization, it is not exempt from income tax unless it is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

From (and including) the 2023-34 financial year, family history societies that are not registered with the ACNC will be required to submit to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) an NFP-Self-Review-Return, unless they are submitting an Income Tax Return. They will be required to submit an Income Tax Return (and pay income tax) if their assessable income exceeds a defined amount.

To book please use this form to send a message to the Secretary


Botany Bay Family History Society Inc

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 10:00am to noon

Venue: Port Hacking Community Centre, 184 Gannons Road, Caringbah South, NSW

John Hely

In person event by JOHN HELY BBFHS member and passionate family history researcher, John Hely, will outline some of his journey and present ideas of managing research findings and give options to share the findings with close and distant family. John will table examples of these options. COST : Non Members: $15 Follow the links for online payments on the website Phone: 9523 8948

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NSW and ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc.

27 Mar 2024 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Zoom

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After an introductory social chat, participants will be requested to share some information for a few minutes on the specific theme. Future themes will be advertised on our private FB Page and on the Association website. This meeting theme is:

What I found out about an ancestor on their Military Records.

To book please use this form to send a message to the Secretary


Botany Bay Family History Society Inc

Wednesday, 03 April 2024, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Venue: Zoom

John

Presentation by John Vigar John is an architectural historian specialising in ecclesiology with over 40 years' experience in teaching, lecturing and writing. He will use illustrations including carvings, stained glass and objects to show the thousands of years of our human journey, our major 'Rites of Passage.' John will introduce us to historic practices, some replaced. + Baptism featuring fonts, covers, canopies. +Matrimony which is inextricably linked to church porches, aisles +Funerals with the sexton's implements, 18th C huts to protect parsons at the graveside, the last rites.

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NSW and ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc.

10 Apr 2024 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Zoom

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Tech Support Group Meeting: Using MS One Note for Family Research – Ian Tate (Picton FHS)

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Botany Bay Family History Society Inc

Wednesday 1 May, 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Zoom

Lesley Potter

Presentation on a ZOOM Meeting Lesley Potter Mindful of the Mayhem - The Midwives of Parramatta Female Factory Lesley is a registered nurse and midwife who has worked in various Sydney hospitals experiencing management, education and clinical areas as well as co-authoring a number of publications and editing 'No longer silent: Voices of 21st century nurses' Currently she is an honorary archivist helping preserve the history of nursing at the Australian College of Nursing. Lesley's focus now is on the history of nursing, midwifery and the health care sector - particularly of the colonial period.. Further information: www.botanybayfhs.org.au Phone: 02 9523 8948 or Facebook page Non-members welcome on payment. of $10. Follow the links for On-line payments on website.

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Newcastle Family History Society Inc

11am on Friday 3 May 2024

Venue: Jesmond Bowling Club, 48 Mordue Pde, Jesmond

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You and a friend would be most welcome to show your support for our Society by attending the launch. Lunch is available and is a way of thanking the Club for the generous use of its facilities for this launch. As seating is limited, please RSVP to kenandmaree@gmail.com by 19 April 2024.

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NSW and ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc.

Wednesday 8 May 7:30 to 9:00

Venue: Zoom

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Ian Tait will provide guidance on using MS OneNote for family research.

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NSW and ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc.

08 May 2024 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Zoom

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Tech Support Group Meeting: Topic TBA

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NSW and ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc.

22 May 2024 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Zoom

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After an introductory social chat, participants will be requested to share some information for a few minutes on the specific theme. Future themes will be advertised on our private FB Page and on the Association website. This meeting theme is:

How I recorded an ancestor.

To book please use this form to send a message to the Secretary


Botany Bay Family History Society Inc

Saturday, 01 June 2024, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Venue: Port Hacking Community Centre, 184 - 188 Gannons Road, Caringbah, NSW

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Presentation by Helen McDonald THE BATTLE FOR COMO The leafy banks along the Georges River at Como may seem peaceful now, however this tranquil foreshore was once the site of a pitched - and fiercely contested - military battle. On 21st November 1901, two opposing sides took up their positions, prepared their weapons, and faced each other across the river in what became known as The Battle for Como. Helen’s illustrated talk will outline this extraordinary event and give reasons why the engagement took place. Helen McDonald is the Local History Specialist at Sutherland Shire Libraries. Working in local history allows Helen to curate resources for the Collection, research local area information and to share that knowledge with the local community.

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NSW and ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc.

12 Jun 2024 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Zoom

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Tech Support Group Meeting: Topic TBA

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NSW and ACT Association of Family History Societies Inc.

24 Jul 2024 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Venue: Zoom

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After an introductory social chat, participants will be requested to share some information for a few minutes on the specific theme. Future themes will be advertised on our private FB Page and on the Association website. This meeting theme is:

My mysterious ancestor.

To book please use this form to send a message to the Secretary