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What is Congress 2018 and what does it have to do with family history?

Every three years, congress is held somewhere within Australia. It is a chance for Australian genealogists to go to a great conference, make connections, give out business cards, maybe meet some rellies also interested in family history and most importantly, go to some presentations on all things genealogy. All conferences also have an exhibitors area where often freebies are given away.

So looking at the program, lots of DNA related sessions, researching poor law in England, Irish genealogy as well as typically Aussie research using our repositories like National Library Australia and National Archives Australia.  So far I don’t think I have any sessions overlapping.

  • Dianne Snowden is presenting on convicts and becoming a professional genealogist. Think I might attend these.
  • Jill Ball @geniaus presenting on tarting up your geneablog and also on free tools for genealogy. I will be going to these sessions.
  • Might also attend some DNA sessions by Helen Smith.
  • Poor law, Irish genealogy and using Trove well look interesting as well.

Will write some more posts throughout the conference.

Readers: What type of session would you like to attend at a genealogy conference? What questions would you have about your topic?

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