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Family history using educational records
May 19 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$25 – $40
Presenter: Geoff Morgan
This talk will consider records and publications that present information to reveal facts about an ancestor, whether as a child or as an adult associated with education. The focus will primarily be on Queensland 19th and 20th Century (to 1960s/1970s) records, with some reference to other states.
About Geoff Morgan
Dr Geoff Morgan has been researching his family history for about 30 years, and has been a member of the Qld Family History Society for much of that time. Currently he is a member of the Society’s Management Committee, the Education Committee, and is also the co-convenor of the Family Tree Maker User Group. His other major role is to manage the Society’s CD collection, which has about 3,000 CDs for members to use when researching their families in the QFHS library & Resource Centre in Gaythorne. During his professional life, Geoff worked as a primary school teacher and administrator. In 2012, he published a biography of one of his great-grandfathers – Dan Desbois (1836-1898): a Life of Spiritual, Educational & Military Service. This book provides a detailed account of Dan’s life, and in 2013 won the inaugural Don Grant Award for Australian biographies with a family history focus, organised by the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies.