Family History

Next Meeting: Monday 15th October  2018 at 1.30 PM to 4.30 PM

Next advanced DNA Meeting: Wednesday 31st October at 2 PM to 4 PM

We meet at the Mornington Information Center, Mornington, Crn. Main Street Elizabeth Street.

Suggestions from members for Agenda items suitable for our Group will be welcomed.  We want to ensure that our meetings are interesting and valuable in assisting members family research efforts.

Guests of members and visitors are welcome to attend for up to 3 Peninsula meetings before being required to become financial members of the Melb PC User Group.

We will be discussing the “Pre Civil Registration Workshop” to be held on 19th November this year and look forward to hearing from you with questions for consideration at the Workshop.
Please refer to the message sent to you on Monday 1st October giving advance notice of the Workshop, including details of the Panels & geographical locations to be investigated.

Guests of members and visitors are welcome to attend for up to 3 meetings before being required to become financial members of the Melb PC User Group.

 Colin A Ackehurst, Convener – MelbPC Club – Peninsula Family History Group

AGENDA, Monday 15th October 2018 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Notice of Advanced DNA Meetings:

Those members who have recently decided to take DNA tests and who wish to get assistance in analysing test results and in discussions on the use of DNA are invited to attend the meetings of the “Family History –  Advanced DNA” Sub Group.  These meeting are held on the last Wednesday afternoon of the month (except for December).  Contact Colin A Ackehurst to be placed on the mailing list for these meetings.

Q & A Session:

Input from members on any problems or items of interest from a member’s research.  All members are invited to participate in sharing their “Eureka Moments”.

Discussion on the Workshop to be held on Monday 19th November researching Family History Records worldwide prior to Civil Registration (e.g. Church Records etc)

The format of this Workshops involves setting up various Panels which will concentrate on detailed individual queries from members for various geographical locations.  Discussion is invited from members who want to be involved in getting detailed assistance with  their research.

Family History Websites:

New or updated websites operated by genealogical organisations are listed monthly.  In addition Members are invited to submit websites they have noted or used in their research and which could be of use to other members.  Members submissions to this meeting are listed below followed by organisational websites:

  • Garry Wood:

Populationpast.org – An Atlas of Victorian and Edwardian Population for England & Wales

  • John Loveland:

VWMA.org.auThe RSL Virtual War Memorial is an outstanding commemorative collection, purpose built by RSL-SA to honour the personal experiences of all those who have served the nation in times of conflict.

  • Colin A Ackehurst:

Libraries.tas.gov.au/family- history – The “Names Index” on this Libraries Tasmania website allows searches of all the Library’s  Archives/Collections. (How to fully access the Library’s records is being investigated)

  • Peter Calver operates the LostCousins website:

He circulates a monthly Newsletter which often contains new or updated family history information including websites of interest.  You are encouraged to join LostCousins which includes the Newsletters. Basic membership is FREE. 

Lost Cousins Newsletter – 11th September 2018

The various items listed in detail in this newsletter can be accessed at the following website.

https://lostcousins.com/newsletters2/latesep18news.htm

  • Findmypast – Fridays:  September & October 2018

The Catholic Heritage Archive grows again

Explore new Kent records

  • FamilySearch News:  September 2018

RootsTech Announces 2019 Plans for International Event in London

New Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of September 10, 2018

New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of September 24, 2018

  • Family History Matters at Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV)

Family History Matters at GSV

Together again

‘Australian Family History’ – short course Oct 17, 24 and 31

Back to Bonegilla Migrant Camp Gathering – 2-3 November 2018

  • Ancestry, FamilySearch and Findmypast Databases

Information from these organisations showing their most recent databases will be demonstrated.

Presentation:

  • Maximising Your Use of Google for Genealogists – James Tanner:

A video from YouTube will be shown.  It is gives an extensive coverage of how Google use can be maximised for genealogical research.

Agenda Items for Future Meetings:

  • Workshop on researching Family History Records worldwide prior to Civil Registration e.g. Church Records etc.
  • An updated Presentation on Immigration, Migration Records etc.

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Colin A Ackehurst, Convener – MelbPC Club – Peninsula Family History Group

 Updated: 8th October  2018