Isn’t it amazing how this year has galloped away? Or is it just me?
August is past the half-way mark and I’m just reminding you of a couple of timelines.
National Family History Month (NFHM)
August is the month when we celebrate all things family history and there’s been plenty of events on around the country. However, you haven’t missed out as there’s still plenty to come until the end of the month. You can find a list here on the website.
There’s also prizes to win for individuals and societies including annual memberships to Ancestry and My Heritage as well as DNA kits and other great prizes including certificates. You can find the prizes listed here – closing date is on 20 August so best get onto it today if you haven’t already. All you have to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, postcode and Email address.
Have you visited one of your local family history societies this month? If not, why not pop in and see what they can offer you – journals, microfiche, advice and online access to pay-to-view genealogy sites. Why not make it your resolution to join a local society and meet fellow enthusiasts?
I was lucky to take advantage of the Family History Discovery Day at the local Latter Day Saints chapel earlier this month. There’s always something new to learn, or be inspired by, and a chance to see your genealogy friends. Life events have taken over a bit for me in the past week or so but in between times I’ve been dedicating some time to cleaning up my genealogy database and doing further research into my McCorkindale family. There’s also been a couple of gatherings of 2nd cousins from this family so that’s been inspiring as well.
What have you been doing to celebrate family history during National Family History Month?
It’s also an opportunity to remind enthusiastic genealogy speakers that 31 August is the deadline for speaker submissions so put your thinking caps on and submit your proposal before the deadline. And remember there’s opportunities for rural delegates to apply for funding to attend.
The Conference is being held at the newly renamed Venue 114, formerly the Lake Kawana Community Centre – same place, different name. Dates: 24 – 26 May 2019. Join us – it’s going to be great fun!