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Programme

Day One – Friday 21st October 2022

Tickets for all Friday sessions sold separately on our ticketing site. Morning sessions free, afternoon sessions $25.00 each.


8am Registration opens

9am Free Family and Local History fair opens

9.15am – 10am Bill Kitson – Preserving surveying heritage by genealogy process

10.15am – 11am Rick Aindow – The research process: effective research tips

11.15am – 12 noon Mark Finane – Building digitial resources to understand genealogy in context

12.15pm – 1pm Kaye Nardella – Resources to assist with Queensland historical land research


1.15pm – 2pm Brook Prentice – Relationships, community and unity: learning from Aboriginal peoples in the past, present and future

2.15pm – 3pm Jan Richardson – Redicovering our diverse past: researching ethnic minorities and non-English speakers in early Queensland

3.15pm – 4pm Erik Kopittke – Using signatures to identify a family

4.15pm – 5pm Daniel Horowitz (MyHeritage) – When a photo is worth a thousand relatives

5pm: Close of session

6pm-8pm: Conference welcome function @ Redcliffe RSL


Day two – Saturday 22nd October 2022

8am Registration open

9am Free family and local history fair begins

9am – 9.15am Opening and Welcome to Country ceremonies

9.20am – 10.20am Keynote: Jennifer Harrison – Moreton Bay settlements

10.20am – 10.50am Morning tea

10.50am – 11.30am Stephanie Ryan – Moreton Bay convicts: find out more

11.35am-12.15pm Geoff Doherty – Finding and losing Joe Giudice: a sad, bad family history

12.20 – 1pm Liesl Harrold – The methodology of your research method

1pm – 2pm Lunch

2pm – 3pm Keynote: Shauna Hicks – The future of your genealogy research: no one wants it, don’t care, planned or still dithering

3.05pm – 3.45pm Charlotte Sale – Finding the family farm: using land records and maps for western Queensland pastoral properties

3.45pm – 4.15pm Afternoon tea

4.15pm – 4.55pm Fran Kitto – Building a family history society for the 21st Century

5pm Conference close for the day

6pm Fair close for the day

6pm – 7pm Pre-dinner drinks and mingle deck

7pm – 10pm Conference dinner


Day three – Sunday 23rd October 2022

8am Registration opens

8.30am Conference re-opens

9am Free family and local history fair opens

8.30am – 9.10am Sharn White – Murder in the red barn: finding your family stories in newspapers and helpful search tips

9.15am – 9.55am Pauleen Cass – Protect yourself and your research: the importance of ethics, copyright and privacy

10am – 10.40am Jonathan Richards – The QWCA in 2022: a century of activism in the records

10.45am – 11.15am Morning tea break

11.15am – 12.15pm Keynote: Michelle Patient – DNA

12 noon Family and local history fair closes

12.15pm – 12.45pm Final announcements, raffle draw

12.45pm Conference closes

12.45pm – 2.15pm History Queensland general meeting


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