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:
- Gould Genealogy
- Unlock the Past
- Cressy History Group
- Derrinallum Lismore History Group
- State Library of Victoria
- Ballarat and district Genealogical society
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:
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.