Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Audrey Collins Australian Tour 2012

Audrey Collins of National Archives UK is doing a lecture tour of the Eastern States of Australia in late June/July. A leading expert in genealogy, Ms Collins will be attending events in Brisbane (27 June), Sydney (29 June), Canberra (30 June) and Melbourne (2 July).  

·         Fri 29 June - Sydney, 9am to 4.30pm - full day seminar at Parramatta RSL Club, Cnr Macquarie and O’Connell Streets, Parramatta
·         Sat 30 Jun - Canberra, 9.30am to 4.30pm - full day seminar at the Hellenic Club in the City, 13 Moore Street Canberra
 ·         Mon 2 Jul - Melbourne, 9am to 4.30pm - full day seminar at the State Library of Victoria Conference Centre, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne.
More information is available at the Unlock the Past website.     
findmypast.com.au is now a major sponsor of this tour and they will have a representative attend a table offering free lookups of Findmypast (Australia, UK, Ireland and US), GenesReunited, ScotlandsPeople and The British Newspaper Archive.

Audrey Collins has been researching English genealogy for the last 25. She is particularly interested in the history of the General Register Office of England and Wales, in newspapers and periodicals, and the history of the retail trade. She has a degree in history and politics from the University of Warwick, and was a freelance researcher, speaker, teacher and writer on family history before joining The National Archives in 2002. She started at the now defunct Family Records Centre, then worked as an editor on research guidance and online tutorials. She has held the post of Records Specialist - Family History since February 2010. Podcasts of several of her talks can be found on The National Archives media player http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Her writing credits include contributions to several family history magazines, and she is the co-author with Dave Annal of the forthcoming Birth, Marriage and Death Records: a guide for family historians. She makes occasional radio and TV appearances, including a feature for the interactive element of the UK version of Who Do You Think You Are? She also has a keen interest in online resources and social media, with her blog The Family Recorder and as a regular contributor to The National Archives new blog http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk You can also follow her on Twitter @audreycollins23



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