Sunday, 29 November 2015

Guild of One Name Studies Seminar: Perth

WAGS rooms Perth
An excellent day was had by all at the Western Australian Genealogical Society rooms today for the Guild of One Name Studies seminar day. 

It was ably organised by Ann Spiro who is the Guild's Western Australian and Northern Territory regional representative. This is a territory that covers 3, 879, 004 square kilometres and is roughly 16 times the area of the United Kingdom!

Ann Spiro left and Helen Smith 
The topics for the day after a slight change of plans from four talks to two two hour workshops, one on "Using DNA to solve Genealogical Puzzles" and the other on Fishing for Cousins:Using Blogs as Bait"

By making these lecture combined with a hands on demonstration gave a more thorough understanding of the topics.

There were even some blogs created during the presentation and I look forward to reading their posts. An informative day was had by all and I had great fun with an interested interactive audience.