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Webinar Wednesday: Unlocking World War 1 repatriation and other records
February 20 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$15 – $20
When the guns fell silent in November 1918, there were more than 170,000 Australian military personnel deployed across France, England, and the Middle East. Many were wounded, injured or ill as a result of their war service. The Repatriation Commission was the first of a series of agencies charged with responsibility for “bringing the boys home”. The records they created in facing the mammoth task of getting the country “back to normal” can provide valuable insights into the post-war experiences of your families.
Presenter: Bob McAllister
Bob McAllister is a busy family history researcher who claims no special expertise in the field of Repatriation records. But he does have a determination to identify every possibly-relevant document and to wring every last piece of information from it. By sharing his experiences, Bob hopes to help others to find unfamiliar sources and to avoid some of the pitfalls in their use.