It’s been almost three weeks since Congress 2015 in Canberra, and life at work is starting to return to some kind of normality after the chaos we had before, and after it.
But before letting it pass us by, I wanted to tell you about some of the new faces, or should I say, the “new-to-me faces (businesses)” that I met while at Congress.
As I largely hung out in the exhibition hall during Congress, some of the “quiet times” (ie. when the talks were on), was when I went and met some of the other exhibitors. So let me introduce you to some of them …
I will say that most of the little bio’s below are taken from the Congress booklet, as they are so nice and concise. A couple of them I’ve added my own words on the end.
Everyone has a story – we make books that tell your unique story. Compile all your family history, treasured memories and important pictures into a format that’s beautiful, easy to share and will be treasured by generations. At Anthologie we offer story consultation, professional editing and scanning of photos and documents, publishing and lots of helpful advice along the way. Tell your story today.
Endangered Heritage has a fully equipped laboratory to enable the conservation of artwork, artefacts and significant heritage items. We ensure the delivery of preservation services to the National Heritage institutions, private collectors and individuals. Endangered Heritage stocks a wide range of archival and conservation products that individuals can use at home to ensure the safety and life of valuable and sentimental items for the next generation.
Finders Cafe, creators of a new era in history discovery. Imagine a place where people, from around the globe, can discover long lost treasures. A place where out history comes alive with validated stories of the past. Introducing an exciting and innovative way to discover and preserve history. Finders Cafe is a place to upload photos of your treasured items and tag them, which then allows others out there to find them.
While you will all have heard of Gould Genealogy & History, you may not have heard of Genealogy Ebooks, which is the ebooks division of Gould Genealogy. And as they (meaning us) were an exhibitor at Congress for the first time, they deserve a mention. Listing over 50 Unlock the Past guide books, and 120 Archive Digital Books Australia titles as ebooks, the number of downloads available on their site keeps growing.
Preservation Australia is a specialised business that offers service in the conservation of archival material (documents, letters etc), artwork on paper, maps and plans, books, and photographs. We also run an extensive range of workshops in conservation practices. We offer a full range of archival products.
ReplayU, where genealogy comes alive. Capturing your story with you speaking directly to generations to come. This company records your hisory in your words. Using a series of pre-designed prompt questions (which you can choose to use if you wish), simply video yourself answering the question/s, then upload it to the ReplayU website.
All up there were 30 exhibitors at Congress 2015. So as you can see those listed above are only a few of them. I’m not ignoring the others, simply just highlighting the new ones for this post. If you wish to see all who were at Congress, you can find them listed here.
As you’ll see the links for each are above if you want to check them out further. But it’s nice to see some new faces in the Australian genealogy scene.