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Saturday, 04 December 2010 08:00

Welcome to The Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra. We look forward to seeing you in the Library, at a monthly meeting, at a Special Interest Group or at one of our education sessions.

Next Monthly Meeting – 2 June 7:30pm

Endangered Heritage

Continuing with our theme of preservation, our speaker for the June monthly meeting is Susan Hobbs who is Preservation Retail Manager at Endangered Heritage.

Victoria Pearce

Do you know what to do if disaster strikes? This talk will cover pre-disaster planning. Plumbing leaks while on holidays, house fire and smoke damage all are very distressing, but when you learn you have lost heirlooms it is even harder.

How do you decide what to take if you have to evacuate, and what is the best way to keep things ready to go. Learn about storage and documenting your collection. Photos, hard drives, documents, art works, pets and life’s necessities can all be problematic to move and something precious always gets lost.

The talk will also cover what to do if the unimaginable does happen and heirlooms are damaged or lost. What can you do directly afterward a disaster and how to assist in the triage process. Who to call for help, and what role can a conservator play in the recovery process.

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 21:08
NLA Changes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 April 2015 22:23

Major changes are happening at the NLA reading rooms

Changes are afoot at NLA. http://www.nla.gov.au/…/…/newspapers-and-family-history-zone<
Aileen Weir of the NLA will come along to the next monthly meeting (on 5 May) to explain more and answer questions.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 22:29
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Written by Julie Hesse   
Saturday, 07 March 2015 16:40

Late breaking items of interest – hope you enjoy them.

Some old news photos that may be of interest

Photos from the welcome function for Congress 2015 at the Australian War Memorial


No, Danny O'Neill isn't putting on a toupee but has kicked off the Reunion Users Group. If you are a Mac user who either runs Reunion genealogy software or would like more information before buying into this application, this is the meeting for you.

RUG meetings will be held on the second Friday of each month in the Education Room at the Library at 10.00am. Next meeting is Friday 12 June

For more information, Danny can be contacted by phone or email

h.  02-6254 7859

m.  0412 625 274

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Just a reminder than we have 3 other users groups available to help you with choosing and using a family history software program.

The Family Tree Makers Users Group meets on the second Thursday each month at 10.00am in the Education Room. Next meeting is Thursday 14 May.

The Master Genealogist Users Group meets on the first Wednesday of even numbered months at 7.30pm in the Education Room. Next meeting is Wednesday 3 June.

The Legacy Users Group meets on the second Tuesday each month at 7.30pm in the Education Room. Next meeting is Tuesday 9 June.

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 15:38

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