Guest Speaker Helen Smith, a molecular epidemiologist but genealogy is her passion, with family history research member Jennifer Strike.
Guest Speaker Helen Smith, a molecular epidemiologist but genealogy is her passion, with family history research member Jennifer Strike. Contributed

Genealogist speaks at Caloundra Family History Research

HELEN Smith was the guest speaker at May's general meeting of the Caloundra Family History Research group.

Professionally she is a molecular epidemiologist, but genealogy is her passion.

She lectures, writes and does client research in Queensland, and holds a part-time position in conference-organising for Unlock the Past Genealogy and History Cruises.

Helen spoke on the topic They went to Australia and can't be found, and with the in-depth information passed to the members present, maybe those lost ancestors can now be found.

The recent Scotland's People website demo at the research centre was well attended, which pleased the presenter, CFHRI member Paul Seto, who followed up with a talk on The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo at the June general meeting.

Upcoming events at the resource centre in July are a bus trip to the Queensland State Archives at Runcorn on Wednesday, July 8; CFHRI member June Blackburn's general meeting talk on Salt Lake City and the Mormons on July 16 and an on-screen demonstration on the Family Treemaker program on July 30.

Visitors are welcome to attend any events conducted by the group. For more information, phone Valerie on 5437 3879, Roz on 54931197 or Dawn on 5492 2208.

The resource centre, open every Thursday and Saturday morning, is at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club and is accessed through Gate 2 on Pierce Ave.

A map is on the website at www.caloundrafamilyhis tory.org.au or email caloundrafamilyres@y7 mail.com.


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