August is National Family History Month in Australia. The month-long event has a dedicated website – FamilyHistoryMonth.org.au – which is worth taking a look at for the wider view of what it entails, but here below are some of the Irish genealogy events taking place across the country:
Wednesday 6 August: GENUKI - A gold mine of information about UK and Ireland Records. A workshop, with Judy Lofthouse. Host: Genealogical Society of Queensland. Venue: GSQ Resource Centre, 38 Fisher St, East Brisbane. Members $10; non-members $15. Register.
Saturday 9 August: Irish Interest Group, 10am-12noon. Sharing knowledge and discussing research. Queensland Family History Society. Venue: 58 Bellevue Avenue (off Lade St), Gaythorne. Details.
Saturday 16 August: Netting your Irish Ancestors, with Beryl O'Gorman. A detailed examination of where to locate records on the web, and what you can find for your Irish research. Venue: Plaza Library, Corner of Derrimut and Heaths Roads, Hoppers Crossing, Wyndham Library Service. 9:30am to 11:45pm. Details.
Saturday 16 August: Finding your Irish ancestors. A workshop at State Library of New South Wales, Flinders Room, Lower Ground Floor, Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia (Tel: (02) 9273 1414). 2pm to 3:30pm. Fully booked. Details.
Tuesday 19 August: Women and emigration, with Beryl O'Gorman. This talk will concentrate on female ancestors and their reasons for emigrating. The talk has an Irish slant but will be of interest to all. 11am - 12:00 noon. Yarra Plenty Regional Library. Venue: Watsonia Library, Ibbottson Street, Watsonia, Melbourne, Victoria. Details.
Monday 25 August: The Family History Feast. This annual event is a day of free information sessions for family history researchers. 9:30am to 4pm. Venue: Entry 3, La Trobe St, Melbourne. Free. Details and booking.
Sunday 31 August: Irish Open Day at Genealogy South Australia. The Irish Group will be holding an open day at the Society Library and Research Centre at 201 Unley Road, Unley SA 5061. 10:30am to 4:30pm. Three lectures, Q&A sessions, and one-to-one research help. Free. Details.