Day Four – Thirteenth Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry

My notes grew less and less as the Congress went on.  In Stephen Young‘s keynote Descendancy Research; when you can’t climb up your family tree, branch out I did make a note to ask my Mum about a conductor’s baton she has which used to be mounted on the wall of the house I grew up in.  I’m not sure where it is now and I also don’t know whose it was and what its importance is.  When I find out from Mum I’ll post it here.

I said hello to John Kitzmiller on the escalator going home Friday and he made this observation about Adelaide, “There aren’t many police cars driving around” which struck me as an unusual observation at first.  I’m just used to there not being many police cars around but I guess being from the USA John isn’t.

Over the three days I was at Congress I bought a nice bunch of goodies.  I like to buy a number of small things rather than one big thing so here is my list.

Forensic Genealogy by Colleen Fitzpatrick

Forensic Genealogy by Colleen Fitzpatrick

 

Car sticker - Caution I brake for cemeteries

Car sticker - Caution I brake for cemeteries

 

Uleybury School and students

Uleybury School and students

I don’t remember which stand these were on but they had packs of cards for sale.  I was looking at one with a picture of Uleybury School, here in South Australia, and the lovely lady at the stall said that they had a card with a picture of school students.  In the bottom picture are two of my great uncle’s sisters in law Kathleen and Doris Taylor.  I am thrilled to have found this!!

 

South Australian Government Gazette 1851

South Australian Government Gazette 1851

 

Cousin Jacks and Jennys - The Cornish in South Australia

Cousin Jacks and Jennys - The Cornish in South Australia

 

Inside History Magazine

Inside History Magazine

I subscribed to Inside History for 6 months.

Finding Your German Ancestors - A Beginners Guide

Finding Your German Ancestors - A Beginners Guide

 

The Annals Of Bendigo Vol 3 1892 - 1909

The Annals Of Bendigo Vol 3 1892 - 1909

I also ordered Volume 1 of the Annals of Bendigo but unfortunately Volume 2 isn’t available on cd.  I had only ever seen these in Bendigo Library so I’m thrilled to be able to own them even if it’s not the full set……yet.

There was also another copy of Inside History and Australian Family Tree Connections magazine in our conference bags so I’ve got stacks to read and enjoy!!

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