The Program

The Final program can be found here



8:15 am Log in to Port Macquarie ‘Waiting Room’

8:30 am Acknowledgement of Country & Welcome to Port Macquarie PMDFHS President Diane Gillespie

Welcome to Attendees NSW&ACT-AFHS President Gail Hanger

8:35 am John Vincent Crowe Memorial Address Clive Smith - With Conviction: Finding the 1821 Volunteers

9:10 am Kerry Farmer - How to use DNA to confirm traditional research

9:50 am Dr Penny Walters - Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy

10:25 am Morning Tea break – NSW Transcriptions Special Encouragement Prize Draw (Society and Individual)

10:40 am Cate Pearce – Using DNA for Aboriginal Family History

11:15 am Martyn Killion – Using State Archives with Conviction

12:00 pm Lunch break – Announcement of Cynthia Foley and Dorothy Fellowes Awards

12:50 pm Carol Baxter - Stop Thief

1:25 pm Dr Perry McIntyre - Working for the Surgeon in 1837

1:50 pm Dr Hamish Maxwell-Stewart – Building a Digital Convict Memorial

2.25 pm Afternoon Tea break – Announcement of Lucky Raffle Prize Winners

2:40 pm Amanda Ianna – The NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (BDM) records can provide proof beyond reasonable doubt

3:15 pm Jason Reeve – Using Ancestry.com for Family History & Introduction to AncestryDNA

4:15 pm Michelle Patient – Celebrating Cousins

5:00 pm About 2022 NSW & ACT FFHS Conference in Newcastle – hope to see you there & Close of Conference

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