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Webinar: Getting ready for your archive visit

April 8 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

$15 – $20

If you have never visited an archives/records office before or have only been to your local one, then this webinar is a must-view.  As someone who has researched extensively overseas for many years, Bobbie is going to take you on a step by step journey from the time you make the decision to travel overseas through to what planning to do for after your archives visit. 

A trip like this takes a lot of planning so you need to do your homework to be prepared, so that you get the most out of your visit and your $$$s. There will be tips on prioritising your needs, different types of accommodation, how to divide your time between your research and a local visit as well as notating those all important finds. Additionally there will be information on how to broaden your search beyond the parish registers if you have time to do so.

Bobbie will help answer these questions and more using examples of commonly visited archives in the United Kingdom.

Presenter: Bobbie Edes

Starting her research in the mid 1990s, Bobbie was initially told to forget about Ireland as it was all destroyed in the Dublin bombings. Instead she traced and visited elderly members of her extended family, borrowed and copied many photographs and visited local cemeteries and archives. Within a few years of beginning her genealogy addiction, Bobbie tackled some overseas archives to extend her research.

Since that point Bobbie has made numerous trips to the UK and researched in many records offices throughout England and Ireland. She normally makes a point of spending two full weeks in each of them and has a never ending ‘to do’ list ready for that next overseas journey.

Join Bobbie as she shares her extensive and broad knowledge of how to go about genealogy in the correct manner, learning about new avenues for internet searching along the way.


Once you have selected your ticket type(s) and the number of tickets, you will be required to enter the names of the event attendee(s) and their email address. The email address may be used by event presenters to send out information prior to the course.


April 8
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$15 – $20
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