Genealogy Sunshine Coast

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What's on in 2017 ?

Check our interest groups, discussion groups, help sessions and events for August

https://sites.google.com/view/genealogysunshinecoastinc-home/gsc-workshops-and-classes/august-2017

Check the GSC WORKSHOPS tab for the events for each month of the year....


Download a pdf list of meeting dates for each Interest Group.


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Join us to celebrate National Family History Month in August 2017

Welcome to National Family History Month (NFHM) which is held in Australia every August,

an initiative of AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations).


Family history and genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies around the world. There are over 250,000 Australians who are members of family history related organisations and the month has broad appeal across Australia. Libraries, archives and other organisations also participate in National Family History Month.

During August events will be conducted across Australia and online that focus on genealogy, family history, heraldry and related subjects. Check your state for details of local events and remember to check online events which you can do at home.

familyhistorymonth.org.au/

Click on the link to discover online events around Australia and in our local area - get involved wherever you are!

University of the Sunshine Coast

presents an exhibition

"Sunshine Coast Stories "

6th July - 19th August

Madge Lynch entry form.docx

DOWNLOAD AN ENTRY FORM FOR OUR MADGE LYNCH WRITING AWARD FOR 2017 - closes Monday 30th October 2017




German - Scandinavian INTEREST GROUP

Tuesday 1st August 2017

9.30am till 12 noon

German and Scandinavian Interest Group commencing 9:30 am.

Share your family names, places and years of interest.

There will be a short morning tea break, so bring a plate to share.

Cost $2.00 per person


Irish Interest Group

Tuesday 8 August 2017

9.30am till 12 noon

Irish Interest Group commencing 9:30 am.

Share your family names, places and years of interest.

There will be a short morning tea break, so bring a plate to share.

Cost: $2.00


Convicts Interest Group

Wednesday 9 August 2017

9.30am till 12 noon

Convicts Interest Group commencing 9:30 am.

Share your family names, places and years of interest.

There will be a short morning tea break, so bring a plate to share.

Cost: $2.00


Scottish Interest Group

Tuesday 15 August 2017

9.30am till 12 noon

Scottish Interest Group commencing 9:30 am.

Share your family names, places and years of interest.

There will be a short morning tea break, so bring a plate to share.

Cost: $2.00


DISCOVER family history

Tuesday 15 August 2017

1.00 to 3.30 pm

HANDS ON WITH ROOTSMAGIC 7 and Family Search

Milli, Jan and Virginia will help you to make the most of your Rootsmagic software...

Cost: $5.00


DNA - DISCUSS !

Monday 21 August 2017

1.30 till 3.00pm

Bob May will share his extensive knowledge of DNA and its relevance to family history research

You are welcome to share a cuppa on the third Monday of each month..

If you are curious about how it applies to your family and your research..

if you have some genealogy DNA results you are trying to interpret

come along and see what you might find!

Cost $2.00 each


Writing Interest Group

Tuesday 22 August 2017

9.30am till 11.30 am

All welcome

If you are interested in writing your family stories, come along for inspiration, ideas, and a chance to share your stories.

There will be a short morning tea break, so bring a plate to share.

Cost: $2.00


English Interest Group

Tuesday 22 August 2017

1.00 to 3.00pm

English Interest Group commencing 9:30 am.

Share your family names, places and years of interest.

There will be a short morning tea break, so bring a plate to share.

Cost: $2.00


GSC DISCOVERY WEEKEND

Saturday 26 August 2017 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday 27 August 2017 10 am to 4 pm



Discover your family history –

Guided tours of our library and GSC collections - books, maps, newspapers, journals, CDs, microfiche - digital files and books, photographs,

talks,

how to sessions - researching in Ancestry

how to sessions - researching in Findmypast

how to sessions - researching in Familysearch.org


FREE WORKSHOPS

Scanning family photos and Google photos- Saturday 10.00am,

Finding family history on Facebook - 11am

Researching in the digital age - Saturday 1.00pm,

DNA and family history - Sunday 10.30am

Creating family trees and printing family histories - Sunday 1.00pm

lots to discover, thousands of books, maps, newspapers and digital resources –

bring a friend or a family member to share the journey!

Morning and Afternoon Tea provided both days. Sausage Sizzle will be available for lunch $3.00 per person

Free access all weekend - printing and photocopying charges apply