What’s Happening!

Welcome to 2017!

This year promises to be a good one, for this little group. Bankstown Sports Club are again, sponsoring us and for this we are extremely thankful. Knowing that the room and AV are set up each month, is great.


I’ve been busy chasing down speakers for us and with Rowan’s help were have February to June filled and then September as well.


February 7th.Breaking down your Brickwalls. Bring along the line you are stuck on and   let’s see if we can help you knock it down.

March 7th. – Getting Organised. Lilian Magill and Rowan Morrison are presenting this. We could have a clash, for Rowan. If this happens Rowan will present his talk in July.

April 4th – Obscure Place Names and Parish Maps.  Jeff Madsen is a font of knowledge, pertaining to maps and this talk will discuss how to locate that obscure place name that you have been searching for and then search for and download parish maps to your computer for further research.’ I have attended talks by Jeff and come away with new ways to look at and use maps.

May 2nd -  Karen Rogers from the Guild Of One Name Studies. (GOONS),  will talk about the Guild and how to do a one name study.  It isn’t as hard as you think.

June 6th – Ryerson Index. John Graham is the person who co-ordinates this wonderful index. Have a look at it:- http://www.ryersonindex.org/

July 4th – Annual General Meeting.


I won’t be at the February meeting as I will be attending a conference, RootsTech, in Salt Lake City. I will share interesting bits, later in the year.


Happy Ancestor Hunting.

Lilian Magill