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Seminars & Workshops 2014
A rare opportunity to view a special display of items from the Bygone Days Collection

What this old thing?
Saturday October 25th
Sunday October 26th
10 am - 4 pm each day

This special display of beautiful Victorian women's items from the period 1830-1905 will include dresses, underwear, shoes, nightwear, hats, fans, handbags, shawls, and some items of domestic use. Three opulent evening dresses from the 1890s will give an idea of how much attention ladies paid to their evening attire. One room will have three vibrant blue bustle dresses.

The display will be in a private house close to Rosanna Parklands. This is an excellent opportunity to visit the Parklands and see the birdlife there. Notes on self-guided walks will be provided, so why not make the time to bring your picnic lunch or afternoon tea, and enjoy the Rosanna area?

Please indicate on which day you plan to attend, and whether morning or afternoon. Because this display is being held in a private house, location details will only be provided on registration.

Bookings are essential

$15 for members, $20 for non-members
Gold coin donation for children (under 14).

1/41 Railway Road, Blackburn 3130

Phone 9877 3789 or email to book your place.

Sunday 2nd
2.00 - 4.00pm

  $15 members
  $17.50 non-members

Seminar - Heirs and Estates

Kath Ensor has many years of experience working for the State Trustee.

Kath Ensor
(State Trustees)

Sunday 2nd
2.00 pm

  $15 members
  $17.50 non-members

Seminar - Meeting Lady Teviot: Wills and Administrations
Lady Teviot is one of the foremost Family Historians in the UK.   Come along and make the most of a rare opportunity to share her knowledge and experience.

Lady Teviot

Sunday 30th
2.00 - 4.00pm

  $15 members
  $17.50 non-members

Seminar - Preparing for your Overseas Trip
Making adequate preparations for your research trip overseas can save you time and money.   Come along for advice on what you can do before you leave in order to get the most out of your expedition.

Douglas Browning

Sunday 27
2.00 - 4.00pm

  $15 members
  $17.50 non-members

Seminar - Finding Families Using Today's Resources
Learn about Facebook, Twitter, creating webpages, etc. Come along and learn what online resources can help, and where they can be found.

Meg Bate
(Victorian GUM Inc.)
Sunday 25
2.00pm - 4.00pm

  $15 members
  $17.50 non-members
Seminar - Legacy
Legacy Family Tree software is available as a free download from Vic GUM and from Learn the basics of its use in this presentation and discussion session.
Note -- not a workshop, so your own laptop will not be required.
Patsy Daly
(Victorian GUM Inc.)
Sunday 29
2.00 - 4.00pm

  $15 members
  $17.50 non-members
Seminar - Workhouses in England
We will occasionally find that members of our family spent some time in workhouses. Why were they there? What were conditions like? Where to find them?
Jenny Harkness
Sunday 27
11am - 4.00pm

  ˝ day $15
  full day $25
  ˝ day $17.50
  full day $30
Seminar - National Archives
Find out what valuable resources are available for Family History and how to access them.
Douglas Browning
  (England & Wales)
Lyn Thorne
David Thomson
Wednesday 6
Monday 11
Wednesday 20
Wednesday 27
3pm - 5.00pm

  $15 members
  $17.50 non-members
Workshop - Hands-On
A presentation of some Family History resources, with Scottish examples showing how to find elusive ancestors in a variety of ways. Includes a hands on session.

Limit of 10 per session (Each session will be the same presentation)
Alex Glennie
Sunday 28
2pm - 4.00pm

  $15 members
  $17.50 non-members
Seminar - The Lads Who Came Home
We hear a lot about life in the trenches in WW1 but what happened to the soldiers after the War?
Charlie Farrugia
Saturday 25
Sunday 26
10am - 4.00pm each day

  $18 members
  $20 non-members
  children gold coin
Exhibition - Bygone Days
A rare opportunity to view examples of beautiful Victorian women’s dress, and accessories. Also on display will be some examples of domestic life. You can enjoy a walk in Rosanna parklands as well.

Bookings essential -- please state which day, and a preference for morning or afternoon.
Sunday 30
11am - 4.00pm

  $15 members
  $17.50 non-members

Family History Forum
Faced with some brick walls or difficult problems? Talk to expert consultants to help find answers.
Venue: Blackburn RSL Hall, 2 Diggers Way, Blackburn Shopping Centre.
Consultants for
England, Scotland,
Ireland, Australia and
Europe Family History Programmes
Cost of seminars & workshops is $15 for members and $17.50 for non-members unless stated otherwise.  Bookings are essential.









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