Congress 2015 Canberra - Generations meeting across time

Genies gathered

Gathering under 'G' for George

Thursday evening, March 26th 2015 at the Australian War Memorial - drinks, friendships renewed and new friends to meet. The chill in the Canberra air was dispelled by the warmth of the welcome.

Friday to Monday - We met, mixed, listened, learned, watched, shared, questioned and read. So many sessions to choose from, so many outstanding speakers, the conference app provided a quick reference to times, venues, speakers and content.

Presenters paved the way to new discoveries

David Rencher
Pauleen Cass - The marriage of local and family history

Documents, slides, websites, blogs, explanations, books and knowledge shared and noted.

Old favourites presented in new ways, new resources added to our toolboxes too.

Websites to explore
Proceedings to read on a nifty flip out usb

Exhibitors shared their wares

Just a few of the many exhibitors
Gould genealogy

Boxes, folders, books, software, expertise, posters, pencils and pads. Hours of dedicated service and advice provided to attendees while we munched our way through lunches, morning and afternoon teas.

Participants shared blog posts, tweets and exchanged cards, ideas and tips.

Social media shares
Research time, The National Library of Australia and the Australian War Memorial

Congress participants had the chance to use these national facilities after hours. The NLA staff assisted researchers between 5-8pm on Friday. Their efforts in assisting those who attended were greatly appreciated. I was delighted to be able to use all the resources I had pre-ordered and have the chance to use materials not available anywhere else.

Research noted, stories of local identites and history of the town saved to Evernote.

Time now to reflect on things past and what's to come!

Canberra 2015 - City Walk
Created By
Carmel Galvin
Created with images by smjbk - "Canberra" • Gavin Tapp - "National Library of Australia" • smjbk - "Australian War Memorial", Sharn White - Geneabloggers photo, Gould genealogy - Books on display, Other photos by Carmel Galvin

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