Tuesday 10 February 2015

Strong Irish-themes for Canberra 2015 programme

The 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry will be taking place at the National Convention Centre Canberra from Thursday 26 (evening) to Monday 30 March. The theme of this year's Congress is 'Generations meeting across time'.

Featuring a trade hall, vendor demonstrations and four streams of presentations throughout the day, there is plenty on offer for every Irish family historian, no matter their level of experience. I don't know why but I was surprised to see quite so many Irish-themed lectures in the extensive programme, which classifies every session by level from beginner to advanced and features high quality Australian and international speakers.

Since there are so many Irish lectures, I think I'll just let you find them for yourself in the busy Congress schedule.

As you'd expect from such a major event, there are social events, a research interests register, a Librarians' Seminar, a range of excursions for non-genie pals and spouses, and opportunities for after-hours research at local respositories.

Registration is required for single day attendance or for the full four-day package.