Colac’s Weekend of Family History

COLAC 1927. Image courtesy of the State Library of Victoria http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/20366

It’s not often Western District family history enthusiasts get the opportunity to go to a family history event relatively close to home, but next weekend the Colac & District Family History Group Inc. is giving us the opportunity to indulge.  Not just for one day, but an entire three day “Weekend of Family History”.  Each day offers something different:

Friday 20 October

Boutique Writers’ Festival including a three-hour workshop with Hazel Edwards, author of  “Writing a Non Boring Family History“.

The cost for the workshop is only $10.  You can register here.

Saturday 21 October

Family History Expo – A full day of talks and exhibits.  Don’t miss the entertaining Susie Zada ask, “Were your ancestors regular?” and Joan Hunt with a talk on accessing Land Records, a valuable source for family history research. Exhibitors include: 

Tickets including all talks are $20 and are available here

Sunday 22 October

Cemetery Tours, Historic Walks and Family Reunions.  Bookings are required for the tours of the Colac Cemetery:

Enthralling Expiries – Book here
My Donated Headstone – Book here 
More information about each tour is available on the links.

You can find more information about the weekend on the society’s Facebook page here, view a brochure for the weekend here, or visit the Colac & District Family History Group website here

Congratulations must go to the Colac & District Family History Group, one of the most active Western District family history group, for hosting such an event and in turn, we should support their efforts. These events don’t happen regularly in our district so, make the most of it.  I know I am. I’ve registered for Hazel Edward’s workshop and I’m can’t wait.

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