Congress 2015

Congress 2015 Canberra :: Generations meeting across time

Generations Meeting Across Time - the 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry will be held in Canberra on 26-29 March 2015. It will bring together high quality Australian and international speakers and will provide opportunities for Congress participants to meet the speakers and to meet with other Congress participants who share the same interests and enthusiasm.

The theme of the Congress, Generations Meeting Across Time, acknowledges the first Congress held in Canberra in 1986, Bridging the Generations.  It also recognises Canberra as a meeting place and links past, present and future. The theme will allow exploration of a very wide range of issues encompassing the fields of family history, genealogy and heraldry. As the Congress draws near, more information about speakers and their topics will become available. Within the broad theme topics could cover, but are not limited to:

  • Crossing the great divide – be it geographic, social or cultural
  • Building the nation – infrastructure, military, social, political etc
  • Finding families in national institutions
  • Making the digital age work for family historians and genealogists

The breadth of topics covered will cater for all family historians whether they have come quite recently to this field of research or are very experienced researchers.

There will be more than fifty presentations and/or workshops allowing Congress participants to hear about the newest developments in family history research, emerging issues and the latest technologies.  There will be an extensive trade display showcasing the latest publications, products and services for the family historian.

Canberra is the home of  many of our great national institutions. Coming to the Congress will allow participants to visit these institutions and learn, first hand, about the wonderful family history resources they hold.