WEDNESDAY 14th  APRIL Short Members Meeting and Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker: Mr Ray Thorburn

Probationary Convicts 1838-1868
Genetics in Genealogy
Pauper Migration from Britain

SHORT DAY SEMINAR:    open to members and guests
“Lounge Room” Ulladulla Civic Centre – Lower Ground Floor
[enter from exterior entrance on the north side of building]


10am                Short Opening…including General Business
10.15                 Probationary Convicts
11am                 Morning Tea
11.20                 Genetics in Genealogy
12.30pm           LUNCH BREAK
1.30                  Pauper Migration from Britain
2.30                  Question Time and Discussion
2.45                  Afternoon Tea

                                                          Mr Ray Thorburn – FGAA, MAAGRA
Special Interests: UK Social History, Convicts, European Emigration, Adoption, Genetics and the Encouragement of Genealogy in Schools as a Social History Tool.

Founding director of the Australian Genealogical Education Centre [1988-2006]. Now known as the Kiama Family History Centre [KFHC] it is a local government operation well known for its work in the practical extensions of family history, including school education and genetic research. An experienced communicator, Ray has spoken to various organisations, both in Australia and overseas. Still a member of KFHC volunteer staff, Ray has been awarded the OAM for Services to History. He is an advocate of genealogy being expanded into social history and geography exercise for the benefit and understanding of society.

Morning and Afternoon Tea and Refreshments will be provided.  Please bring your own lunch

Cost for the day:  $20