Monday, 3 February 2020

Botany Bay FHS - Land Records revisited

I have been asked to present last years talks again and we are doing this on 18 and 25 February and 3 March 2020. We will again cover:

Introduction to NSW Land Records
  • Early land Records in NSW
  • Counties and Parishes
  • Land Title Systems
  • Parish Maps – How they can help your Genealogical research
  • Overview of HLRV (Historic Land Records Viewer)
NSW Land Records 1
  • In depth detail of Old System and Torrens Title
  • What is on a Certificate of Title
  • Using HLRV to look-up Certificates of Title.
NSW Land Records 2
  • Primary Application – what is it
  • Primary Applications on HLRV
  • Primary Applications at State Records
  • Conditional Purchases
  • Impact on searching for Certificate of Title
  • Conditional Purchases at State Records
  • Conditional Purchases on HLRV

Saturday, 2 November 2019

Central Coast Family History Society

After meeting people at previous talks was invited to speak to the people from Gosford on "Obscure Place names and Parish Maps".

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Botany Bay FHS - Land Records in NSW

Over three weeks spoke to an excellent group covering:

Introduction to NSW Land Records
  • Early land Records in NSW
  • Counties and Parishes
  • Land Title Systems
  • Parish Maps – How they can help your Genealogical research
  • Overview of HLRV (Historic Land Records Viewer)
NSW Land Records 1
  • In depth detail of Old System and Torrens Title
  • What is on a Certificate of Title
  • Using HLRV to look-up Certificates of Title.
NSW Land Records 2
  • Primary Application – what is it
  • Primary Applications on HLRV
  • Primary Applications at State Records
  • Conditional Purchases
  • Impact on searching for Certificate of Title
  • Conditional Purchases at State Records
  • Conditional Purchases on HLRV

Sessions were well received with people seeking answers to the information available on the new HLRV (Historical Land Records Viewer) hosted by the NSW Land Registry Services.

Have now been asked to present the talks again early in 2020.

Friday, 11 October 2019

NSW State Conference of Family History Societies at Knox Grammar School

Gave a masterclass titled:
 Add  DimensioN  to your
Family Research and Storytelling
with map imagery.


This talk covered the information available in the NSW Spatial Services Portal and covered:
  • Geographical Names Board
  • Imperial to Metric Conversion
  • The Map Store
  • NSW Globe
  • SIX Maps

Class was fully booked out and many questions answered, mostly for people who had not used the portal previously.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Land Focus Day at NSW State Archives

One of three speakers talking about land records in NSW. Day started with Terry Kass speaking about the history of Land Records in New South Wales. This was followed by Emily Hanna from State Records and Archives detailing the land records held at Kingswood. I then spoke about Primary Applications and Conditional Purchases. A well attended day organised by the Society of Australian Genealogists.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Union University and Schools Club

Gave my presentation on "Digitising Family Records" to about 20 members of the club which was well received.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Australian Military vehicle Collectors

Invited by a good friend, Max Mann to present at the Australian Military Vehicle Collectors Club at Ashfield RSL. Spoke about the vehicles used by the Australians in the Dunsterforce in Persia during 1918 as part of an effort to prevent Turkish takeover of the oil fields at Baku.