Our Conference Program


Friday 11th September

Family History Fair 9:30am – 4pm Upper Level Starlight Room (FHS tables) – Open to the public
Family History Fair 9:30am – 4pm – Greenhouse (non-FHS tables) – Open to the public
Whole-Group presentations open to all attendees (incl. the public) in Starlight Room – Lower level
Masterclasses 9:30am – 4pm – Registered conference attendees – must be booked and paid for in advance

8.30 am – Registration
9.15 am – Welcome – MC

TimeWhole-Group PresentationsMasterclasses 1Masterclasses 2Greenhouse
9.30-10.15 amCarol Baxter
Tracing Your Family History
Diane Blishen
Historical Mapping
Kerry Farmer
Search for Samuel
Trade Tables Open
10.30-11.15 amJason Reeve
Ancestry
Mary Anne Gourley
British India
Louise Gale
Using 19th Century Electoral Rolls
Trade Tables Open
11.30-12.15 pmMichael Adams
Gems of the Mitchell Library
Gay Hendriksen
The Home Curator
Pat Healion
Committee Members Responsibilities
& Obligations
Trade Tables Open
12.30-1.15 pmJoy & Allan Murrin
BDMs
Elizabeth James
Publishing your Family History Writing
John Rochester
IT & Social Media to Promote FHSs
Trade Tables Open
1.30-2.15 pmLilian Magill
Not Just Trove
Jill Ball
Genealogy Blogs for You
Pat Healion
Conflicts Disputes & Privacy for FHSs
Trade Tables Open
2.30-3.15 pmPaul Parton
Family Search
N/ACarol Baxter
Retribution! Colonial Criminality
& the Secondary Penal Settlements
Trade Tables Open
3.15-4.00 pmPeter Mayberry
Irish Convicts
N/AJoy & Allan Murrin
Why Can’t I Find Them?
Trade Tables Open

4-5 pm – NSW/ACT Association Forum – Terrace
4 pm – Trade Tables Close (Friday only Trade Tables depart)
6.00 for 6.30 pm – Meet & Greet (for pre-paid ticket holders)– Starlight Room Bar Area

Saturday 12th September

Family History Fair (operates during breaks) 9:30am – 4pm – Upper Level Starlight Room – Not open to the public
Family History Fair 9am – 3.45pm – Greenhouse – Open to the public
Whole-Group presentations in the Starlight Room open to all registered conference attendees.
Masterclasses 9:30am – 4pm – Registered conference attendees – Must be booked and paid for in advance

8.00 am – Conference Registration
8.30 am – Welcome to Country – Awabakal Elder
Welcome to Newcastle – Lord Mayor
Welcome to Delegates – President NSW/ACT AFHS Gail Hanger
Introduce MC – Convenor

TimeWhole-Group PresentationsMasterclasses 1Masterclasses 2Greenhouse
9.00-9.45 amDavid Roberts
The John Vincent Crowe Memorial Address
N/AN/ATrade Tables Open
9.45-10.30 amJanis Wilton
Recording Family Memories
Cathie Sherwood
Hidden Ancestors: Finding Females
Trade Tables Open
10.30-11.15 amMorning TeaMorning TeaN/ATrade Tables Open
11.15-12.00 pmJohn Graham
In the footsteps of Private Abraham Chapman
SashKillam
Monumental Care & Restoration
Louise Gale
Trove
Trade Tables Open
12.00-12.45 pmAnny Druett
Kinship, Convicts & Identity
Christine Woodlands
Using genetic genealogy to reunite
the children of James and Eliza Cahill
Julie Keating
Opportunities for Australian Women
during the 1800s
Trade Tables Open
12.45-1.30 pmLunchLunchN/ATrade Tables Open
1.30-2.15 pmPauleen Cass
Hidden Links, Hidden Stories
Kim Katon
Finding Aboriginal Ancestors
Jill Ball
Six Feet Under Downunder
Trade Tables Open
2.15-3.00 pmJenny Joyce
Why Did They Come?
Samantha Ashby
Kentish Swing Rioters
Bob Atkinson
Ryerson Index
Trade Tables Open
3.00-3.45 pmAfternoon TeaAfternoon TeaN/ATrade Tables Open

3.45-4.45 pm NSW/ACT Association of Family History Societies AGM – Terrace
3.45-4.45 pm Newcastle Family History Society research library open for Inspection
6.30 pm – CONFERENCE DINNER (Optional/Pre-Booked) – Starlight Room

Sunday 13th September

Whole-Group presentations in the Starlight Room open to all registered conference attendees.

8.15 amDoors Open – Starlight Room
8.45 amWelcome – MC
9.00–9.45 am Cathie Sherwood: Advancing Your Genealogical Research: Evidence, Analysis & Documentation
9.45–10.30 am Sharn White: House History
10.30–11.15 amMorning Tea
11.15–12.00 noon Jeff Madsen: Removing Roadblocks in Your Research
12.00–12.30 pmInvitation to Port Macquarie 2021 NSW/ACT Association of Family History Societies Conference
12.30 pmClose of 2020 Conference