Member Support Groups - Port Macquarie & District Family History Society, Inc

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Member Support Groups

Port Macquarie and Districts Family History Society provides interested members with a number of support groups to assist with their research endeavours and interests.

Coordinated by member volunteers with both a particular interest and expertise in the area, these groups offer both practical and procedural research support, resources and advice. The support groups also provide members with opportunities to discuss issues and solve problems, particular to their area of interest.
Convict Support Group
Coordinator:
Vacant
DNA Support Group
Coordinator:
Ken Hunt
Writers' Support Group
Coordinator:
Diane Gillespie
Family Search Group
Coordinators:
Robyn Denley &
Pauline Every
Research Support Group
Coordinators:
Clive Smith &
Rex Toomey
Convict Support Group
DNA Support
Group
Writers'  
Group
Family Search
Group
Research Support Group
Meeting Dates: 2020
17th February
16th March

Meeting Dates: 2020
24th February
23rd March

Meeting Dates:
2020
3rd February
2nd March
Meeting Dates: 2020
9th March
11th May

Meeting Dates: 2020
12th February
18th March

Venue: Tech. Room
Time: 1-3pm
Venue: Meeting Room
Time: 1-3pm
Venue: Meeting Room
Time: 1-3pm
Venue: Tech. Room
Time:1-3pm
Venue: Tech. Room
Time: 1-3pm





Convict Support Group
This was a new group in 2019 and aims to continue in 2020 with a revised format. We aim to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about, research and record their convict ancestry to produce a "Convict Portfolio", including a timeline of the convict's life.
So, come along and enjoy the fascinating topic of convict research.
DNA Support Group
Genetic genealogy is a way for genealogists to go beyond what they can learn from personal knowledge, relatives or historical documentation. DNA testing gives us matches to relatives, many of whom will be unknown to us.
Consisting of members of our family history group, we meet regularly to exchange success stories and discuss new tools, ideas and topics.
We also have a closed Facebook page which we find is a great way of providing information about what is happening in the world of DNA genealogy.
We look forward to welcoming new members.
Writers' Group
The writing group is an informal group of writers who listen, share and provide support and information - of all kinds - about writing and publishing family histories.
Each month, an interesting writing exercise aimed at getting members to the desk and writing, is suggested.
It does not matter at what stage you are with your research and/or writing. You will find a friendly and interesting group of members who will listen to and share your writing journey from those first tentative words right through to publishing your work.
So, come along and join our enthusiastic and welcoming group.
Family Search Group
Family Search is a genealogy organisation operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
It is the largest genealogy organisation in the world.
Find your family, discover yourself.
Learn where you came from and get to know who you are.
This is a free "worldwide" family tree.
Group Coordinator, Robyn Denley, who served in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for 18 months - primarily in British, Australian and New Zealand research - can provide valuable and expert assistance for interested members.

Research Support Group
Research group provides members with the opportunity to explore a variety of topics related to the family history research.
Each month, members are supported in learning about new record types and/or practical research methods and procedures. This group aims to keep members informed and up-to-date with current trends and resources relating to researching their family history.
Come along and be a part of our enthusiastic learning community.
c. PMDFHS 2019
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