BALLARAT HERITAGE WEEKEND 2015
BDGS members were based at the Society's headquarters in the Australiana Research Room of the Library for the weekend of Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2015. Speakers scheduled for both days included Adam Ford from ABC (pictured) with Jennifer Burrell, Ben Mercer from Ancestry and local identities representing historical and WW1 commemorative groups. In her talk Betty Slater from BDGS emphasised the importance of not doing your family history from Index information. She demonstrated the value of obtaining certificates for births deaths and marriages by providing examples of vital details which would otherwise be missed.
The eight lucky winners of the 'Win a Genie' competition sponsored by the City of Ballarat:
Mrs Sarah Clark
Geoffrey L Wilson
Each of these people are entitled to receive two hours of personal help with their research from the BDGS research team.