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Australia & New Zealand Lecture Tour – 18 May-04 June 2017

Want to discover your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors?

Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and large collections have come online in recent years.

Join Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Foundation during their forthcoming Australia & New Zealand lecture tour to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research.

Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won’t want to miss these workshops.


Thursday, 18 May - Wellington, NZ (1:00pm-3:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm) - Places Still Available!

Location: Loaves & Fishes Hall @ Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, 45 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand.

Entrance to Hall is in Hill Street.

Host:  Irish Interest Group Lower North Island

Pre Booking is essential:  contact  for bank details etc.

Registration will be confirmed after your registration and payments have been received.

Main Contact: Jenny Martin

Other Information: $20 per session. There will be two sessions, with two topics each. There is seating for 100 people in the venue.

Transport:  Bus and Rail five minute walk to Venue.

Parking:  No Parking at Venue for 1st Session 1pm – 3pm as private hired Parking.   (Access from 12.30pm)

Limited Parking at Venue for 2nd Session 6pm – 8pm but available in streets nearby.  (Access from 5.30pm)


Sunday, 21 May – Dunedin, NZ (10:00am–5:00pm) - Places Still Available!

Location: Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin Public Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, 9058, New Zealand

Entrance is through library car park.

Host: Dunedin Branch, New Zealand Society Of Genealogists


Tel.: 03 473 8503

Contact Address: PO Box 5634, Moray Place, Dunedin 9016

Main Contact: Robyn Thorburn

Other information: £20 per person. Refreshments are included, but you must bring your own lunch.


Tuesday, 23 May – Wanaka, NZ (1:00pm–5:00pm) - Places Still Available!

Location: Wanaka Presbyterian Community Church Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka

Host: The Wanaka Genealogy Group


Direct to booking form:

Other information: Cost $20 per person (everyone welcome)

Tel./e-mail: 021 266 6975 or

Main Contact: Louise Primrose


Thursday, 25 May – Sydney, NSW (10:00am - 4:00pm) - Contact Organisers for Availability

Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney

Note - This event has moved to Glover Cottages, 124 Kent Street (next door to Richmond Villa).  Access is via the driveway next to the firestation.  This is a single storey building and there are no stairs.

Host: Society of Australian Genealogists


Tel./e-mail: (02) 9247 3953 or

Other information: Bookings essential: $55 members, $70 non-members.

Morning and afternoon tea provided. BYO lunch.

SAG are currently looking to move this event to a nearby venue due to its popularity so please put your name on the wait list so you can be notified if this happens.


Saturday, 27 May - Sunshine Coast, QLD (8:00am–3:30pm) - Places Still Available!

Location: Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre, Petrie Park Road, Nambour, QLD 4560

Host: Genealogy Sunshine Coast


Tel./e-mail: 07 5441 4266 or

Other Information: Cost is $40 per person for the full day - morning and afternoon tea are provided. Lunch will be available for $5.00 per person.

Bookings are advisable. EFTPOS available for payment. Cash or cheque acceptable. Please make cheques out to Genealogy Sunshine Coast.

Direct deposit via bank transfer is available. Details will be sent via email when booking and we will acknowledge receipt of funds and issue a receipt.



Sunday, 28 May - Perth, WA (1:00pm–7:00pm) - SOLD OUT

Location: State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Host: The Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (WAGS)


Registration form:

Tel./e-mail: 9271 4311 or

Other information: $40 members of WAGS or Affiliated Societies. $50 non-members.

Excludes tea, coffee, snacks and meals.

Payment: Send your completed form with payment to WAGS at 6/48 May Street, Bayswater 6053.

Registration forms can be posted or dropped in to WAGS. You can pay by credit card, cheque (payable to WA Genealogical Society Inc.), in person by cash at WAGS in Bayswater.

If you pay by credit card you can scan your completed form and email to: WAGS Librarian

Your registration is confirmed only after your registration and payments have been received by WAGS.


Tuesday, 30 May - (AIGS) Melbourne, VIC (9:30am-4:30pm) - SOLD OUT

Location: Willis Room, Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading

Host: Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc

Tel./e-mail: (03) 9877 3789 or

Other information: Bookings is essential $45.00. Payment in full before 23 May.

A box lunch is available for an additional $10. It must be ordered and paid for on the day. Or BYO lunch if desired or you have special dietary requirements.

Plenty of parking available also walking distance to Nunawading Station


Wednesday, 31 May - (VGS) Melbourne, VIC (9:30am-4:30pm) - SOLD OUT

Location: 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008

Host: The Irish Ancestry Group of the Genealogical Society of Victoria


Tel./e-mail: (03) 9662 4455 or

Other information: Bookings is essential $45.00. Payment in full before 23 May.

BYO lunch. Morning & afternoon tea will be provided.

Bookings open April 3 (New GSV opening date). Directions to venue on GSV website after April 3 or in Blarney May 2.


Saturday, 3 June, NZGS Auckland, NZ (9:00am–6:00pm) - Places Still Available!

Location: Alexandra Park, Greenlane West, Auckland

Host: New Zealand Society of Genealogists


Online registration:


Alternatively if you would rather pay by cheque then Download a Registration Form and post it with your cheque to Conference 2017, NZSG, PO Box 14036, Panmure 1741.

Or you can register and pay at the FRC in Panmure.


Main Contact: Vivienne Parker

Note: The Celebrating 50 Years of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists will actually run from 2-5 June 2017 over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend. The Foundation’s staff will present their Irish programme on Saturday, 3 June 2017.


Sunday, 4 June, Auckland, NZ (evening lecture 7:00pm – 9:00pm) - Places Still Available!

Location: Sudima Hotel, 18 Airpark Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand

Host: Loyal Orange Institution of New Zealand



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