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Congress 2018

logo - Congress 2018 1000 Congress, the once-every-three-years event is the BIG one for Australian and New Zealand genealogy. Organised by the Australasian Federation of Family History Societies (AFFHO), and the dates for the next one (the 15th) which will be held in Sydney in 2018, have just been in released. The following was an announcement from the Society of […] Continue reading →

National Family History Month, 1-31 August 2016

logo - NFHM 2016 National Family History Month (NFHM) is an initiative of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO). NFHM has been an annual event in Australia and New Zealand since August 2006, originally organised as National Family History Week, which was held during the first week of August. But due to its ever increasing popularity, NFHM […] Continue reading →

13th Unlock the Past Cruise: Papua New Guinea

13th Unlock the Past cruise map #1 After a busy schedule of 3 cruises during 2016, Unlock the Past cruises are taking it a little easier in 2017 with just one scheduled. Having been around Australia, to New Zealand, to the Pacific Islands, around the UK and Europe, their 13th cruise is something totally different. This one goes from Brisbane to Papua […] Continue reading →

On the Sea Again …

Celebrity Solstice ship It’s that time of year again. Time for Unlock the Past’s next genealogy and history cruise. This one is their 10th and it takes cruisers from the top of New Zealand, down to the bottom of Australia and right over to Perth. A number of our staff (myself included) are heading over to New Zealand […] Continue reading →

#GenealogySelfie Day, 1 February 2016

#GenealogySelfie Day - 1 Feb This one is for all of those social media lovers out there. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may remember I’ve written about #AskACurator Day, #AskArchivists Day and #MuseumSelfie Day in the past. All of these social media activities are aimed at making the archives and museums more accessible, and ‘seen’ to […] Continue reading →