I have noticed a couple of upcoming events in the Western District area which will be of great interest to family historians.
The first is one that is being run by the Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV) called “Just Digitise It” . A two day workshop will be held in Hamilton on May 19 & 20 on many aspects of the process of digitising a collection.
The second event is very exciting for those of the South East of South Australia and the South West of Victoria. It is the Unlock the Past South Australia & Victoria Border Expo which will be held in Mount Gambier on July 22 & 23. There will be a range of speakers on all things genealogy and some which will include local content including Graham Greenwood who will talk on regional newspapers, featuring “The Border Watch”. A range of exhibitors will also be at the expo.
Both are fantastic opportunities for researchers of the area to participate in two great events which would normally require travel to Melbourne or Adelaide. If you would like more information, just click on the links above to take you to the relevant pages.
I would also like to thank everyone who has read my blog over the last few weeks. I have been amazed by the interest and support Western District Families has received. I would particularly like to thank GeneaBloggers for the mention of my post on the “Duke of Richmond” in their GeneaBloggers Daily. Also to GeniMates who recently featured a profile of me. I must say I was a little tentative when I received a request from GeniMates as I did not think my genealogy journey quite matched it with those that had gone before me. Now I have been through the experience, I am glad I had the opportunity to share my story.