Conference 2013 will host a great range of exhibitors at our Family History Fair and during the conference. You’ll find research agents to help you with your family history, online resources, family history publications and local societies as well as institutions and archives all promoting their services.
The Teapot Genies have some exciting genealogical resources from State Records NSW to assist you in tracing your family’s roots through an extensive list of CDs/books of indexed information, research services, and their time saving Family Tree Checklist booklet.
HAGSOC will host a special research assistance table throughout Conference 2013. Experienced family historians will be on hand to provide advice and assistance for your family history research challenges or just some tips to get you started.
Findmypast.com.au is a family history and genealogy website with over 1.8 billion records and growing. Covering Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the United States. The great variety of records satisfies the family history buff as well as the social and local historian alike.
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history.
Inside History is an Australian magazine for people passionate about the past. Published bi-monthly, Inside History provides insightful, inspiring and practical features to its readers. Each issue is guaranteed to inspire you to learn more about Australia and New Zealand’s genealogy, history and heritage.
Irish Wattle is a publishing hub specialising in Irish convicts transported to New South Wales before the start of the Macquarie era in 1810. Our books contain more than 1,000 biographies of our early Irish convicts, plus each book’s index contains the names of hundreds of other settlers. If your ancestor was in the colony in the very early years of colonial settlement, chances are they’ll be in one of Irish Wattle’s books!
Website: www.irishwattle.com for details.
Joy Murrin Family History Services
Joy Murrin Family History Services has provided an economical alternative to New South Wales BDM Certificates since 1995. Joy has over 22 years experience in transcriptions and in 1995 was appointed as an accredited Transcription Agent by the NSW Registry. Our service provides NSW Transcriptions from the NSW Registry as well as an England/Wales, Scotland and New Zealand service.
NSW Family History Transcriptions Pty Ltd by Marilyn Rowan. A Conference Sponsor for many years, Marilyn has provided services to family historians for over 18 years. She supplies NSW Birth Death and Marriage certificate transcriptions, as well as English Certificates, NSW State Record Document images and other services.
Shorelines and Shadows
We are a heritage tour provider focusing on the individual stories that make our history and the special places these are connected to. Our specialty is early Colonial Parramatta and we are currently expanding to include sites connected with the early Sydney story. We specialise in group tours and cater for small groups (minimum six people) as well as coach groups. Shorelines and Shadows provides authentic, personal and quality tours.
Gould Genealogy & History
Gould Genealogy & History has been a supplier of products for family and local historians since 1976. With over 9000 products it still has one of the widest ranges of worldwide genealogy products anywhere.
Unlock the Past Cruises & Publications
Unlock the Past Cruises launched in June 2013 as a dedicated international history and genealogy cruising brand. This follows the success of several Australian-New Zealand based cruises since 2011 and the high interest in our proposed UK/European cruises from prospective cruisers, presenters and promotional partners.
Flip-Pal mobile scanner
The Flip-Pal mobile scanner is a battery powered, color flatbed scanner that is mobile, accurate, versatile, simple and quick, and keeps the original safe. Gould Genealogy will have the Flip-Pal available for sale at Conference 2013.
EEZY Charts – the easy way to publish your family history! Start with a simple chart and make it fantastic – colours, pictures, comments. Continuous roll printing, no more taping pages together, a chart that works for that family re-union. Check out the options available and get as creative as you like.
Bytes’n’Colours provide high quality low volume book printing from just 10 copies at a truly affordable price. Located centrally in Mort St Braddon Canberra, they also provide a help desk and graphic design services to assist HAGSOC members, and those attending the Family History Fair. . A “Guide to Self Publishing” will also be available at the conference with technical information about preparing files for printing.
Finding Your Ancestors
Family Tree Charts packages + Family Tree Charts professional made with frames! Private searches for Shipping Records, Military, Electrol Rolls, Birth, Death, Marriage and more…
With over 30 years experience in the field of Micrographics, DatacomIT provide a wide range of services and solution and is a key partner with the National Library in the digitisation of Newspapers from microfilm for inclusion into TROVE. DatacomIT are also showcasing the all new ST ViewScanII Microfilm and Microfiche system as recently installed by the Coffs Harbour Family History Society . Come and have a demonstration to see how this all new product could benefit your Society.
Family & Local History Societies
The Heraldry & Genealogy Society of Canberra (HAGSOC) offers an extensive library of resources—many not available on the internet—as well as the opportunity to meet and work with
others who share your interest in researching family history. HAGSOC will have a good selection of publications available for sale at Conference.
Blue Mountains Family History Society Inc
The Blue Mountains famous for its scenery, cool climate and clean air was considered desirable as a holiday destination, perfect for T.B. sanatoria, children’s homes, and an evacuation destination during WW2. Hence the society, based in Springwood, serves an area that is part of many family stories.
Camden Area Family History Society Inc.
Research room at the Camden Library/Museum Complex, John St. Camden. Open Thursday & Friday 10.00am to 3.00pm and Saturday 9.30am to Noon.
Address: Postal address P.O. Box 679 Camden NSW 2570
Central Coast Family History Society
Visit our trading table during the conference and pick up some awesome specials. Genealogical forms, USB mini hard drives, pens, magnifying domes, swivel laptop ramps, iPad ramps and a few iPad stylus all very well priced. Come and see WHATS NEW.
Friends of Mays Hill Cemetery
Dedicated to those who rest in peace at the Mays Hill Cemetery, and the restoration and rehabilitation of the cemetery, its monuments and grounds. Also interested in collecting photos and family information of those interred in the cemetery.
Guild of One Name Studies
The Guild has 2500+ international members studying 8000 surnames who collaborate to learn about worldwide genealogy research and associated DNA study and share good practise. New members are always welcome!
Contact: AUS free call 1800 305 184
HAGSOC Legacy Users Group
The HAGSOC Legacy Users Group will be hosting an information table, and provide demonstrations for those researchers interested in learning more about using Legacy family history software for recording and storing their family history research.
Holroyd Local History Research
“Looking for People & Places of Holroyd” – We are interested in collecting photos or stories of people/families/business/places of the Holroyd (formerly Prospect & Sherwood) and surrounding area of Western Sydney.
The Huguenot Society of Australia is a genealogical & historical society concerned with the Huguenots (French Protestants). We have state chapters in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT and offer lectures and social events in all these places, and advise and assist our members with their family history research.
Illawarra Family History Group Inc.
The Illawarra Family History Group Inc. will be hosting the 2014 Conference of the NSW and ACT Association of Family History Groups Inc. This will be the 30th annual conference for the Association and also will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the IFHG.
Conference 2014: http://conference2014.org.au
Kiama Municipal Council – Family History Centre
Kiama Family History Centre is maintained and operated by the Kiama Municipal Council, as a community service. The aim of the Centre is to assist you in your quest for knowledge about your family history and to provide you with information about the social history that impacted on the everyday lives of your ancestors.
Website: Kiama Family History Centre
Newcastle Family History Society
Established 30 years ago and currently resident in the Lambton Mechanics Institute Building, NFHS has established a self-funded library of over 6000 books and electronic records. During this period the group has maintained a research profile which has resulted in 57 society publications, mostly issued for sale in both print and digital format.
NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies
The NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies was formed in 1984. Its objective is to foster an interest in family history and to represent the views of its member societies in matters of state, national and international genealogical interests. The Association will be running a forum on Friday and holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday (please check at the table for details). If you have questions about the benefits for your local Society in joining the Association please also enquire at its table.
The New Zealand Society of Genealogists
With around 7,000 members in NZ and overseas, the NZSG offers education, research advice and services, a two-monthly journal and other resources to assist with both New Zealand and international research.
Parramatta Female Factory Friends
The Parramatta Female Factory Action Group is a community group with the aim to have the Parramatta Female Factory Precinct returned to the people of Australia. This Precinct includes the Parramatta Female Factory, Catholic Orphan School and Girls Industrial School.
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/convictfemalefactories/ and
Parramatta & District Historical Society Family History Group
The Parramatta Family History Group is a committee of the Parramatta & District Historical Society. Monthly meetings are held in the Coach House at Hambledon Cottage at 1.30pm, on the first Saturday of the month except January, with guest speakers. They meet each Tuesday in the Coach House for research.
Philatelic Society of Canberra
The Philatelic Society of Canberra was established in 1932 and is one of Australia’s most active philatelic societies. A variety of activities are held each month at the Griffin Centre and Stampshow held biennially in Canberra on even years, the next one being in 2014. The Society also has a postcard group which meets monthly.
Port Macquarie & Districts Family History Society
General meetings (visitors welcome) at 1pm on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Port Macquarie Library in Grant Street. Volunteers are at the Library on Tuesdays (10am to 3pm) and Wednesdays (12:30pm to 3pm) to assist people research their families (anywhere in the world).
Society of Australian Genealogists
Based in the Sydney CBD, the SAG has been helping family historians around the world for more than 80 years. It research collections include over 4000 published family histories and biographies and unique manuscripts. Check out its catalogues and education program on its website.
Wyong Family History Group
Wyong Family History Group Inc. has been operating since 1983, and has over 300 members. We provide local, Australian and worldwide resources, as well as the many pay sites now available. We accept research enquiries from out side the area on the local area. New publications will be available at the Conference.
Contact:02 4351 2211 Tues – Thur 10am-3pm
Archives & Institutions
ACT Office of Regulatory Services
The Office of Regulatory Services falls within the Justice and Community Safety Directorate and is responsible for regulatory and support services that aim to protect the public interest in key areas including: worker safety; driver and vehicle licensing; parking amenity; identity security; title guarantee; fair trading; and, consumer protection.
Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.
Biographical Database of Australia
BDA is a new research tool for historians and genealogists. The database contains tens of thousands of records of deceased people born or arriving in Australia.
National Institute for Genealogical Studies
Build a foundation for research excellence. World leaders in genealogy education since 1997, The Institute offers over 200 diverse courses from skill-building and technology topics, to country-specific record courses. Certificate programs for Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and United States are available. Other Certificate programs: Methodology, Professional Development and Librarianship.
National Library of Australia with Trove and Reader Services
Trove is a free online discovery service which enables anyone to discover and locate books, articles, conference papers, theses and other research resources; find and view pictures that are held by Australian collecting institutions; find and read full-text articles from the collection of digitised Australian newspapers issued between 1803 and 1954; find and explore websites from PANDORA: Australia’s web archive and to identify archival papers, letters, diaries and other collections.
Noel Butlin Archives Centre and University Archives
An archives of business and labour records may not be an obvious source of information for family history. We hold records which can assist in filling in details of your ancestor’s life, whether a Newcastle coal miner, a NSW hotel licensee, a waterside worker or a chemist employed in a Queensland sugar mill. The Noel Butlin Archives Centre collects records of trade unions, companies, businesses, friendly societies, professional and industry associations.
State Records NSW
State Records NSW holds the records of the Colonial and State Governments of NSW as such we hold many records which can be used for Family History