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Family History Fundamentals

January 20 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM AEST

$70 – $95

3 Part Program with Q & A at the end of each session.


Saturday 20 January – 1 pm to 3 pm


Session 1

  • Introduction to what will be covered in the three sessions
  • General introduction to researching family history: research process
  • Basic records – Civil registration; census and substitutes
  • Expanded handout/workbook to include: pedigree chart; family tree charts; list of where to find records from FHF3


  • First basic record – Civil registration: Australia, UK including England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland – information summarised from Digging Deeper – Overseas Research
  • Questions and Answers

Saturday 3 February


Session 2

  • Quick Q&A from Session 1
  • Expanded handout and workbook based on existing handout for FHF2
  • Practicalities of research and recording the results


  • Second basic record – census and census substitutes: Australia; UK including England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland – information summarised from Digging Deeper – Overseas Records
  • Questions and Answers

Saturday 10 February


Session 3

  • Quick Q&A from Sessions 1 and 2
  • Finding records, including finding aids, primary and secondary records, citations, repositories
  • Other sources of information, e.g. newspapers, wills, connecting with others, online and physical resources
  • Questions and answers


Early Bird finishes 31 Dec 2023 at midnight

Tickets close on Friday 19th January 2024 at 3 pm

Link will be forwarded sometime after 4 pm Friday 19th January 2024

All events will be recorded and available for registrants for a month to review.


January 20
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM AEST
$70 – $95
Event Category:


Virtually via Zoom
QLD Australia


(07) 3349 6072
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