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Webinar Wednesday: Pushing up daisies – researching in cemeteries
October 16 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$15 – $20
Knowing where your ancestors are buried is an important part of your family history research. Headstones can provide information and family relationships and even if none can be found the cemetery records may show the location of the grave. In this webinar, you will learn about the online cemetery records and how to find the correct burial place for your ancestor.
Presenter: Sharyn Merkley
Sharyn first became interested her own family history as a teenager listening to her great grandmother’s stories. Between work as a computer programmer, raising children and a later career in teaching, she has continued to research her own and her husband’s families.
While hunting the Merkley ancestors in early Brisbane, she became fascinated by the story of the Great Fire of Brisbane. Determined to bring to light the stories of both ordinary and well-known personalities whose lives were touched by the fires, she used her family history detective skills to rebuild their lives. Family stories are incomplete unless they are in context so social history has become a new passion. Brisbane Burns: How the great fires of 1864 shaped a city and its people was published in 2017.
Having also recently completed the Diploma in Family History with the University of Tasmania, Sharyn is keen to share what she has learned through the Genealogical Society of Queensland’s Education program.