Wednesday Night Zoom 2023
June 28 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM AEST
GSQ would like to invite anyone interested in Genealogical Research to attend the
2nd and 4th Wednesday nights, via Zoom
If you cannot get to GSQ; or working during the day; unable to attend the other Zoom meetings; and just want a bit of help with your research, then the Wednesday nights might be just what you are looking for.
Topic for the Evening: Finding family in the newspapers with Trove
Family historians do not need to be reminded how valuable newspapers are in advancing their research. However, when searching in Trove, researchers are not finding the results they are looking for; either too many or none at all. Learn how to use more effectively the advanced search features to home in on who you are looking for. Understand the standarised language of the newspapers of the time you are interest in. Hear tips for finding women and families with surnames which are common nouns e.g. Street.
Guest Speaker: Dr Hilda Maclean
Dr Hilda Maclean is an alumnus from the University of Queensland with a PhD in Historical Archaeology. She has been researching family for over thirty years including First Fleet convicts and lines from Scotland and the west-counties of England on her father’s side and Scandinavia, principally Norway on her mother’s. Her current interest researching colonial Chinese history arose when uncovering her family’s involvement in the Queensland pastoral industry from the 1850s and their employment of Chinese shepherds. Hilda specialises in archival research and research methodology and speaks widely on these topics.
The meeting is hosted by Ailsa Corlett, and it is a self help group in which you pose your questions or problems and others within the group offer their ideas, web sites, books and knowledge on where next you might go to find your answers.
The 4th Wednesday of the month is for a Guest Speaker to talk in relation to specific topics.
Come and join us on Zoom.
Please send your name, email and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org so that a link can be sent to you.
The link will be sent out on the Monday night.
Wednesday night Zoom’s are not recorded.