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Researching abroad: British Isles & European ancestors - Perth

Event Information

  • 26 Aug 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • State Library of WA, 25 Francis Street, Perth Cultural Centre
  • Perth
  • Western Australia
Other Information
  • Cost: $57

with leading international genealogists
Chris Paton
 (Scotland) and Dirk Weissleder (Germany)

  • eight main presentations in two concurrent streams
  • supporting shorter presentations by local and sponsoring partners
  • an exhibition by event partners
  • special offers and hundreds of dollars worth of prizes
CLICK HERE for speaker biographies and other cities the roadshow covers
CLICK HERE or the image at the right to download a program leaflet for Brisbane

When and where

SLWAWHEN: Saturday 26 August 2017, 9am-4.50pm

WHEREState Library of WA
             25 Francis Street
             Perth Cultural Centre
             Perth WA


  • Pre-booked - by 10pm Mon 21 Aug 2017 - $57
    NOTE: only those pre-booked will be in the main prize draw
  • On the day - $60

book now  CLICK HERE or the icon at the left to book your place

Saturday 26 August 2017
NOTE: The Geographe Room is limited to 30 people and is now fully booked.

BRITISH ISLES STREAM - State Library Theatre

9.00amregistration and exhibition
9.45amwelcome and seminar introduction
9.50amDiscover Scottish land records (Chris Paton)
10.40ambreak and exhibition
11.10amScottish research resources before 1800 (Chris Paton)
12.10pm British Isles resources at the Western Australian Genealogical Society
12.25pmBritish Isles resources at the State Library - to be confirmed                                               
12.40pmlunch break and exhibition
2.00pmMyHeritage: unique matching technologies for genealogy discoveries 1
2.30pmDiscover Irish land records (Chris Paton)
3.20pmprize draw
3.30pmbreak and exhibition
3.45pmLiving DNA presentation
4.00pmScottish burgh and trade incorporation records (Chris Paton)

EUROPEAN STREAM - Geographe Room - limited to 30 people - NOW FULLY BOOKED

9.00amregistration and exhibition
9.45amwelcome and seminar introduction
9.50amPrimary and secondary sources on genealogy in Germany (Dirk Weissleder) 
10.40ambreak and exhibition
11.10amEuropean resources at the Western Australian Genealogical Society
11.25amEuropean resources at the State Library of WA
11.50amIntroduction to European research—(Dirk Weissleder)
12.40pmlunch break and exhibition
2.00pmUsing DNA for European research (Cate Pearce)
3.00pmMyHeritage: unique matching technologies for genealogy discoveries 2
3.20pmprize draw (in main theatre)
3.30pmbreak and exhibition
3.45pmThe International German Genealogical Partnership (Dirk Weissleder)
4.00pmArchives, libraries & institutions for genealogical researchers in Germany (Dirk Weissleder)

Other information 

Exhibition - an exhibition with information and sales tables will be open in all breaks and before the first presentations each date

Food - this is not included in the seminar cost. Options are
               - Aroma Cafe - which offers light refreshments (limited capacity to serve large numbers)
               - other cafes are available in the courtyard are outside or nearby
               - bring your own - to eat in the courtyard

Parking - available on site

Sponsors and exhibitors 

MyHeritage    Living DNA    Family Hiistorian  GAGHA

BDA   Openbook    StoriesKept    Mentis


State Library of WAState Library of WA           WAGS         

Gen-eboooks     Gould Digital     Gould

ADBA     UTP     UTP cruises

Finders Cafe   Teapot   Vicgum