Monday, August 7, 2017

Genealogy Expos Coming Up

I think I'm going to be covering a few kilometers on October this year, with some great Genealogy Expos coming up.
The first takes place in Deniliquin on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th October.  The Deniliquin Family History Expo has been an annual event for a few years now - I've been to several and they just keep getting better. 
The list of exhibitors is impressive - their flyer lists over 30 - and there are a number of speakers to listen to across the two days of the expo.  They include : Jason Reeve from Ancestry, Doug Elms from Victorian GUM, Andrew Gildea from Finders Cafe, Neil Smith from Mostly Unsung, Joy Roy from the Scottish Ancestry Group, Ann Burrows from the State Library Victoria and Kaye Vernon from Teapot Genies.
The Expo takes place at the Deniliquin RSL and admission is just $10 per day.
This is quickly followed by the Colac & District Weekend of Family History on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October.
The event kicks off on the Friday afternoon with sessions on researching, writing printing and publishing your family history, lead by the wonderful Hazel Edwards.
On the Saturday is the main Family History Expo, with exhibitors, demonstrations, talks and competitions - I'll be following their website for more details about exhibitors and speakers.
The event finishes on the Sunday with cemetery tours, history walks and sessions on organising a family reunion.
Some wonderful events to look forward to - and hopefully I'll be able to fit in a little sightseeing while I'm there!