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Title:
Rockingham and Districts FHS meeting
When:
Sat, 06 Jan 2018 14:00pm
Where:
Rockingham FHS - Rockingham
Category:
Affiliated Society - FHS of Rockingham & Districts

Description

 

GUEST SPEAKER—IAN SIMON


MONTHLY MEETING


SATURDAY 6th JANUARY 2018

Burrowing into Website Familysearch.org


Ian Simon worked as a geologist at Panguna, Bougainville Island, PNG, Broken Hill, Canberra and Perth before changing career in 2001 to become a high school teacher.
He is a fourth generation Australian with all of his ancestors arriving in South Australia before 1863 from England and Prussia.
His interest in family history began over 30 years ago. He joined the WA Genealogical Society in 1997, and began volunteering in the WAGS library 15 years ago. Ian was elected President of WAGS in June 2016.
Ian’s expertise is particularly in South Australia where most of his ancestors are concentrated, but research has led back to Germany, Poland and England for early ancestors, and interstate as families dispersed.
Ian will speak about Familysearch.org, the website of the LDS Church for family history information, which has undergone huge additions of information (indexed and/or scanned) since the cessation of microfilm distribution in September 2017. Some of this has been at the expense of ease of finding the records; for example, records can be found which are not linked to the corresponding image. The talk will demonstrate some of the tricks that can be used to burrow into the labyrinth of data to discover hidden treasures. Other sections of the website will also be demonstrated.


WHERE: Meeting Room: 1st Floor—Rockingham Lotteries House
Civic Boulevard—Rockingham.
WHEN: SATURDAY 6th JANUARY 2018 at 2 PM.
Please arrive before 2 pm as the door will be locked at 2 pm sharp.
ENTRY: $5.00
Visit our website at http://fhsrd.org.au Or phone Verna on 9527 4988

 

Venue

Venue:
Rockingham FHS   -   Website
City:
Rockingham
State:
WA
Country:
Country: au

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