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NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies Annual Conference



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Date:         14 to 16 SEPTEMBER 2018 

Location:  Batemans Bay Soldiers Club


The full programme has now been finalised.

Full details of the weekend programme is planned to be uploaded to the Conference Website together with registration and trade table forms by 7 March, for enquiries contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Early bird registrations will open on 9 March and close on 6 July 2018. Registrations will close on 9 August.  It is planned that registrations can be made using the Conference Website. Also the forms can be downloaded and scanned/emailed or posted. Details are on all the forms.

As many people will arrive in Batemans Bay on Thursday, we are planning an evening river cruise as an optional extra at your own expense. Expression of interest can be noted on the registration application. There are a minimum number of 30 with a maximum of 100. It will be a chance for the Organising Committee and others to have a relaxing time together.  For information on many other local social activities in the Eurobodalla region go to our event is listed in the ‘What’s On’ section.

If you are interested in alternative travel arrangements, Premier Buses have an offer (referred to as Red Tickets) that could almost be too good to be true, available for pensioner/seniors card holders. Travel on the $2.50 (seniors) train ticket to Bomaderry then from Bomaderry to Batemans Bay on the bus for another $2.50 one way. For full details and conditions about the Red Tickets you must phone Premier Buses on 133410. There are other discount offers detailed on their website

One of the features of the Conference is the Forum, held on Friday afternoon. This is an opportunity for members of the family history community to ask questions, discuss problems and offer solutions and suggestions. The topic that is most prominent is the survival of family history societies. There are a number that are failing to thrive and yet others are going from strength to strength. It would be of great interest to all, to hear these experiences. To share what some societies do to maintain and grow and also to hear how other societies that are finding it challenging to survive. We can all benefit from an open discussion and each other’s support.