Webinars

National Family History Month – Closing Ceremony Monday 31 August 2020

(Video image missing – being recompiled) Our speaker was Kerry Farmer, her topic ‘The Search for Samuel’. She shows how using a wide range of records helped solve the mystery of an ancestor who appears to have tried to cover his tracks.

The webinar also includes details of the announcement of the Nick Vine HALL Awards, and the competition draw. Please note that a draw was held for door prizes for the Opening Ceremony, after the webinar ended, but the results are inside the offices of Genealogy Society of Victoria, and are not accessible until the Victorian Lockdown is eased.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, some internet connections during the webinar were not good, and the video quality is average. We still think it worth while posting here for those who were unable to attend on Monday.

 

National Family History Month – Opening Ceremony Saturday 1 August 2020

Dr Rory SWEETMAN spoke about an aspect of the Easter Uprising in Dublin in 1916, involving several ANZAC soldiers and Trinity College. He has written a book about his research, and you can find out more, or buy the book. by contacting Rory, at rory@rorysweetman.com.

He has a few copies available at A$50 posted to Australia, and NZ$45 posted to NZ. (prices at 1 August 2020)

“A well-researched and very interesting story” – Robyn WILLIAMS, AFFHO President.

Dr Rory Sweetman is a Kildare-born New Zealander who holds history degrees from Trinity College Dublin and Cambridge University. He has published extensively on aspects of the Irish abroad and is the author of Bishop in the Dock: the Sedition Trial of James Liston in New Zealand (Dublin, 2007), which won the Sir Keith Sinclair Prize for History. See https://www.rorysweetman.com.