Tues 21 January - 7.30pm Special Meeting
VENUE: Old Sunday School Hall, St John's Park
GUEST SPEAKER: Ros Escott
TOPIC: DNA - The next steps
Following last year's very popular January meeting which launched ' An Introduction to Using DNA' the next recorded presentation in this series, 'Interpreting Your DNA Results' will be launched and discussed.
Tue 14 January - 12.30pm Library Reopens
VENUE: Branch Library, Bellerive
Thu 16 January - 10.00am Branch Committee Meeting
VENUE: Branch Library, Bellerive
VENUE: Church Hall at St Marks Anglican Church, Bellerive
Tue 18 February - 7:30pm - General Meeting
GUEST SPEAKER: Joyce Purtscher
TOPIC: Neglected Children Index
Joyce will talk about her recent book, 'Tasmanian Index of Children and Families contained in the files of SWD1 (Neglected Children' Department)
The following items were accessioned during the month of October.
* Banff Preservation & Heritage Society; THE BOOK OF BANFF - Royal and Ancient Burgh
* Burns, Rowan; AUSTRALIAN NEWSPRINT MILLS LIMITED 1938 - 1988 [676 BUR]
* Campbell, A; THE ARCHIVES OF FIFE [929.2 CAM]
* Crofton, E; THE WOMEN OF ROYAUMONT [940.47641 CEO]
* Delano, Amaso; A NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO NEW HOLLAND AND VAN DIEMEN'S LAND [994.6 DEL]
* Garnsey, Mrs Arthur A; THE ROMANCE OF THE HUON RIVER
* Garnsey, Mrs Arthur A; SCARLET PILLOWS - An Australian nurse's tales of long ago
* Richards, Mrs E.R; THE EARLY DAYS OF ST. PATRICK'S RIVER AND DISTRICT [994.64 RIC]
* Townsley, W.A; THE STRUGGLE FOR SELF-GOVERNMENT IN TASMANIA 1842 - 1856 [994.602 TOW]
* White, Gary; THE ISLANDS OF SOUTH-WEST TASMANIA [919.46 WHI]
* Huguenot Society of Great Britain & Ireland; ' HUGUENOT FAMILIES'; Nos 1 - 20
* Huguenot Society of London; HUGUENOT SOCIETY QUARTO SERIES; Volumes VII, XIV, XIX and XLI
Registers of the French Churches in Dublin and Portarlington, Ireland. Dublin and Portarlington Veterans.
* Huguenot Society of London; HUGUENOT SOCIETY QUARTO SERIES; Volumes IX, XIII, XVI and XXIII-
Registers of the French Church of Threadneedle Street, London.
* Denotes complimentary or donated item
In January 2019, Ros Escott in association with the Hobart Branch of the Tasmanian Family History Society Inc launched a one-hour recorded presentation An introduction to using DNA. Many family historians and their relatives have had their DNA tested. Interpreting the results is a challenge, and so a second recorded presentation - Interpreting your DNA results - has been produced and will be launched on Tuesday 21 January 2020.
Both recorded presentations will be available for member and visitor viewing at the Hobart Branch Library in Bellerive.
Following the presentation there will be a Q & A opportunity and supper will be available.
Hobart branch member Ros Escott has a passion for using DNA testing and results in her family history research. This passion extends to assisting interested people to interpret their own DNA results. The Branch has a DNA Interest Group which meets monthly the third Thursday of each month in St Mark's Church Hall, Bellerive, from 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.
Members and visitors welcome
The Sunday School New Town is located in the St John's Park Precinct. Turn into St John's Avenue near Ogilvie High School and at the top of the St John's Avenue turn left then right at the next turn. The Sunday School is in a small car park on the left.
The Hobart Branch of the Tasmanian Family History Society is based at the Old Bellerive Post Office. The Branch Library is open for assisted research on Tuesdays (12.30 - 3.30 pm), Wednesdays (9.30 am - 1.30 pm) and Saturdays (1.30 - 4.30 pm).
For more details email the Secretary
The Rotary Club of Burnie is conducting this fund-raising event on Sunday 23 February 2020 from 10 am to 4.30 pm in the Conference Room of the Beach Hotel in Burnie. The cost per participant is $80. Lunch may be purchased at the Hotel between 12 noon and 1 pm. Leading the Conference will be Louise Coakley, a genetic genealogist based in Cairns. For additional information and / or registration contact the secretary of the Rotary Club of Burnie, George Austin: 0438 450 801, PO Box 185, Burnie 7320
* Louise's involvement will be via video tele-conference link-up to the Conference Room
Burnie Branch in conjunction with Unlock the Past Cruises is presenting a seminar at the Burnie Baptist Church Hall, 57 Mount Street, Burnie, on 17 March 2020 from 10.30am - 3.30 pm. The seminar title is Researching English ancestors and DNA. It will feature leading English experts Else Churchill and Alec Tritton and leading DNA experts Kerry Farmer and Helen Smith.
The cost is $35.00 per head plus $5.00 paid on day for lunch.
Full details may be obtained by contacting Peter Cocker, Burnie Branch, or visiting the website.
The Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. membership year runs from 1 April to 31 March.
In the past the membership renewal form was sent with the December Tasmanian Ancestry journal, however, in order to streamline our procedures and systems we will in future include the renewal form with the March issue of Tasmanian Ancestry which will be mailed out late February.
We look forward to your continuing membership and hope you enjoy the Tasmanian Ancestry Journal and all the benefits that come with being a member of Tasmanian Family History Society Inc.
Can you help us reach our fundraising target? We need another $60,000, having raised $160,000 so far in sponsorships, grants and fundraising. All donations, no matter how small, will be gratefully received.
You can follow Rowan Gillespie's work in progress here.
HOW TO DONATE
Two hundred years ago, the Morley sailed from London to Hobart Town. This was the first time that convict women were sent to Van Diemen's Land directly from England. The convict women on the Morley arrived at a time before the Hobart Town Female Factory was established, raising the question of how they were managed. The Morley disembarked 50 of its cargo of 121 women; the remainder sailed to Sydney. This pattern of shared voyages continued for some time and it was not until the Providence in 1826 that a female convict ship disembarked its entire shipment of convict women in Hobart.
Our Seminar for 2020 will explore the experience of those convict women who came directly to Hobart Town and compare it with those who came via Sydney. Why was the system changed? What impact did it have on the lives of the convict women?
Registrations for the seminar will open early January. The venue will be the Hobart Town Hall.
Dianne Snowden (President) Female Convicts Research Centre Inc.
SALT LAKE CITY (23 September 2019)
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