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Programme

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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. Please note that the Friday sessions are NOT included in full registration.


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 digital resources to understand genealogy in context

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


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

2.15pm – 3pm Jan Richardson – Rediscovering 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 – Why Moreton Bay?

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 mystery

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 Sue Reid – Newspaper advanced searching: name searching and other tips

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 on 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 Kay Ryan – Why was my ancestor disinherited? (and other legal conundrums)

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

10am – 10.40am Peita-Maree Clark – Australian war brides: where there is war, there is love

10.45am – 11.15am Morning tea break

11.15am – 12.15pm Keynote: Michelle Patient – Where to next? Where will emerging technologies and DNA take your research?

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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