Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Excursion to The Other Shire

I live in the Hornsby Shire Local Government Area on the northern edge of Sydney, known as The Bushland Shire about one third of Hornsby's area is public bushland.

On Saturday I will be going on an excursion to Sydney's southernmost Local Government Area, Sutherland Shire which for some reason markets itself as The Shire.  I'll be attending the Heritage Fair hosted by The Botany Bay Family History Society at Tradies in Gymea.

The Fair is being held in a venue with great facilities and there is plenty on the program to amuse and interest family historians. I will be working on the Unlock the Past/Gould Genealogy stand demonstrating the Flip-Pal, providing information on upcoming cruises and events and showing their range of publications.

I hope I can steal away for a few minutes to see some of these other exhibitors:

  • Welcome & Membership table
  • Sales and Raffles 
  • Getting Started
  • Ask for Info
  • English Interest Group
  • Writers' Interest Group
  • Irish Interest Group
  • Scottish Interest Group
  • Family Tree Maker Users' Group
  • Reunion For Mac Users' Group
  • Legacy Users' Group
  • Immigration
  • Soldiers Project
  • Filing Your Records
  • Mapping
  • Family Search
  • Joy Murrin Transcriptions
  • Marilyn Rowan Transcriptions 
  • Turtle Transcriptions
  • FindMyPast
  • Book Displays
  • Australian States Research

  • Images 4 U
  • Gould Genealogy
  • Unlock the Past
  • Seniors Endeavour Computer Club  
  • Stampin Up
  • Scrapbooking
  • Port Hacking Potters
  • Spinners & Weavers
  • Calligraphers
  • Jewellery 
  • Cape Banks Family History Society
  • Bankstown Family History Society
  • State Records NSW
  • Biographical Database of Australia
  • Sutherland Historical Society
  • Peter Plowman Books
  • Custom Framers 
  • Flip-Pal Scanners         

But that's not all on offer. There is a program of free talks throughout the day:

10.40 amPeter Plowman, author of Emigrant Ships to Luxury Liners:
Postwar Migrant Ships

11.40 amJoy & Allan Murrin, NSW BDM Transcription Agents:
The Best of Times for Family History Research
12.40 pmMaree McKinley, BBFHS Member - Writers' Interest Group Convenor
Writing Your Family History
1.40 pmGail Davis, NSW State Records
What's in the Archives for Family History?
2.40 pmHelen McDonald, Local Studies Librarian, Sutherland Shire Libraries
Local History Resources in our Libraries

How about popping down to Gymea on Saturday and saying G'day? 


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the information spread! See you Saturday.

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

Have fun, and if you see anything about McCorkindales let me know please.


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