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Australia & New Zealand 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 lecture tour in Australia and New Zealand 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)
Location: Loaves & Fishes Hall @ Wellington Cathedral of St Paul45 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand. Entrance to Hall is in Hill Street.
Other information: other details to be confirmed
Main Contact: Jenny Martin


Sunday, 21 May – Dunedin, NZ (10:00am–5:00pm) Details to follow
Location: TBC
Host: Dunedin Branch, New Zealand Society Of Genealogists
Tel./address: 03 473 8503
PO Box 5634, Moray Place, Dunedin 9016
Main Contact: Robyn Thorburn


Tuesday, 23 May – Wanaka, NZ (1:00pm–5:00pm)
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
Main Contact: Louise Primrose


Thursday, 25 May – Sydney, NSW (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Location: Alexandra Park, Greenlane West, Auckland
Host: New Zealand Society of Genealogists
Online registration:
Alternatively if would rather pay by cheque then Download a Registration Form and post it with your cheque to Conference2017, 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 – 6:30pm>)
Location: Sudima Hotel 18 Airport Drive Airport Oaks Auckland
Host: Loyal Orange Institution of New Zealand
Other Information: More details TBC

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