Thursday, September 25, 2014
I have just booked myself in to attend the 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry in Canberra next year, and what a selection of papers they have on offer again. Once more the organisers have excelled with a varied program of speakers covering a wealth of subjects. The Australasian Congress is generally held every 3 years, and I missed the last one in Adelaide due to the ill health of my father. I'm really excited to be able to make it to this one, and can only regret that I still cannot be in two places at once as there are a number of concurrent talks I would love to attend.
It is not just the talks that make these conferences so wonderful - the exhibits, the mingling with other genealogy enthusiasts, the swapping ideas, resources and brick wall suggestions. This year there is even a Librarian's Meeting the day before, so I will catch up with some colleagues as well.
The theme for the Congress is Generations Meeting Across Time, and there will be more than fifty presentations and/or workshops allowing Congress participants to hear about the newest developments in family history research, emerging issues and the latest technologies. There will also be an extensive trade display showcasing the latest publications, products and services for the family historian.
To all those out there who will be attending also, I look forward to seeing you in Camberra next year!