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Monday 21 August 2017

Mon 21 August 2017
a two stream seminar focused on British Isles and European (particularly German) research 

• hear leading international family history presenters
• plus various local speakers
• learn about records you didn’t know existed
• find out what your local society has that can help you with your search
• special roadshow offers and over $1000 in prizes

WHEN: Monday 21 August 2017, 9am-4.20pm
WHERE: The Harmonie German Club of Canberra
49 Jerrabomberra Avenue, Narrabundah ACT
COST: $57

Program Monday 21 August 2017—subject to minor change. See web site for further details

9.00am registration and exhibition
9.45am welcome and seminar introduction
9.50am Discover Scottish land records—Chris Paton
10.40am break and exhibition
11.10am Scottish research resources before 1800—Chris Paton
12.10pm British Isles resources at HAGSOC
12.25pm prize draw
12.30pm lunch break and exhibition
1.30pm MyHeritage technologies 1
2.00pm Irish family history resources online—Chris Paton
2.50pm break and exhibition
3.15pm Living DNA presentation
3.30pm Down and out in Scotland: researching ancestral crisis

9.00am registration and exhibition
9.45am welcome and seminar introduction
9.50am Primary and secondary sources on genealogy in Germany—Dirk Weissleder
10.40am break and exhibition
11.10am European resources at HAGSOC
11.30am Introduction to European research—Dirk Weissleder
12.25pm prize draw (in Auditorium)
12.30pm lunch break and exhibition
1.30pm Archives, libraries & institutions for genealogical researchers in Germany—Dirk Weissleder
2.30pm The International German Genealogical Partnership
—Dirk Weissleder
2.50pm break and exhibition
3.15pm MyHeritage technologies 2
3.30pm Using DNA to solve genealogical puzzles—Rosemary Kopittke

Presenters—see web site for more complete speaker biographies
Chris Paton (Scotland) Chris will guide you through the complicated records concerning land and property based research in Scotland and tell you what Scottish records to look for prior to 1800. In the afternoon learn about websites to use for your Irish research and about records available for “ancestral crisis” in Scotland—abandonment, murder, suicide, illness or plague, a fire, flood or other catastrophe, or even when the debts piled up and bankruptcy took over – these, and a whole heap more that fit into the “ancestral crisis” category.
Dirk Weissleder (Germany) brings his vast knowledge on what primary and secondary sources are available for German research and what you should be looking for. He will also give an introuction to researching elsewhere in Europe. He’ll introduce you to the International German Genealogical Partnership and explain what its role is, and give attendees an overview of various archives, libraries and institutions in Germany.
Rosemary Kopittke (Qld) will introduce genealogy DNA testing—the latest options available and explain why it can now be an important genealogical tool to help solve genealogical puzzles

The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra will highlight just what British Isles and European resources they have available and how they can help you with your research.

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