12 September 2010

Boston: Australian research seminar, Sept. 22

Two programs on Australian genealogy will be presented at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) on Wednesday, September 22.

The seminar, free and open to the public, will run from 10am-noon at the NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury St., Boston.

Australian Helen D. Harris, OAM will offer "Beginning Your Family History Research in Australia," and "Finding your Long Lost Relatives in Australia."

She has lived in Whitehorse for more than 30 years, with the past 13 years in Elgar Ward. Her areas of interest include heritage, health and environmental issues.

Harris is affiliated with the Box Hill Historical Society, ELGAR Contact, Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies and the Whitehorse Branch of the Greens. She holds the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) (1993, for services to community history); MA (History); founder/honorary life member Avoca and District Historical Society; inaugural 2004 Frances Brown Award for Excellence from the Victorian Association of Family History Organizations.

For more information visit AmericanAncestors.org.

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