20 September 2007

Plan ahead: Down under conference, 2009

I spent several days last week putting together a spreadsheet on upcoming genealogy conferences, including major regional, ethnic and national events like the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree in late June, the 28th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in August, the Who Do You Think You are? LIVE in May, and others, including the three gen cruises.

I discovered the 12th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry, set for Auckland, New Zealand from January 16-19, 2009. The website is still somewhat bare.

It is is sponsored by the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations, (AFFHO). However, Dick Eastman did interview one of event organizers, Jane Gow, and the interview is playing now at Roots Television.

If you've been thinking of visiting down under, this might be of interest. Your cousins in Australia and New Zealand are probably asking when you're coming to visit - I know mine are - so this is something to think about.

This major event will be held at Kings College in an Auckland suburb in New Zealand.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:35 AM

    Hi from one of the organisers of the 12th Australasian Congress. We in New Zealand have been putting together a wonderful programme for anyone interested in researching their family. You will have the choice of hearing over 35 local and international speakers on a wide range of topics including Ceil Jensen an expert on European and Polish family history. There are pre and post Congress Scenic and Archive tours in Auckland in addition to being able to visit the NZ Society of Genealogists research centre. Congress is being held at Kings College, a wonderful old world setting within parklike grounds with on site accommodation available. Check our website for details of speaker and the programme. We would love to see you there. Kind regards Noeline Verheyen 2009 AFFHO Congress Secretary