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Audrey Collins Australian Tour 2012
Audrey Collins, from The National Archives UK, will be touring the Eastern states of Australia in June-July 2012. This will be a special opportunity to hear one of the leading experts and presenters from the UK. Audrey will be speaking at the following events:
- Mon 25 - Wed 27 June - Brisbane (Queensland Expo)
Go to the Expo web site with full details and bookings
- Fri 29 June - Sydney, 9am to 4.30pm - full day seminar at Parramatta RSL Club, Cnr Macquarie and O’Connell Streets, Parramatta
- Sat 30 Jun - Canberra, 9.30am to 4.30pm - full day seminar at the Hellenic Club in the City, 13 Moore Street Canberra City
- Mon 2 Jul - Melbourne, 9am to 4.30pm - full day seminar at the State Library of Victoria Conference Centre, Swanston Street, Melbourne, on the corner of La Trobe Street, Click here for directions
Audrey Collins is a Glaswegian whose background is Scots and Irish with no English ancestry whatsoever, but she has lived in England for 50 years, and been researching English genealogy for the last 25. She is particularly interested in the history of the General Register Office of England and Wales, in newspapers and periodicals, and the history of the retail trade. She has a degree in history and politics from the University of Warwick, and was a freelance researcher, speaker, teacher and writer on family history before joining The National Archives in 2002. She started at the now defunct Family Records Centre, then worked as an editor on research guidance and online tutorials. She has held the post of Records Specialist - Family History since February 2010. Podcasts of several of her talks can be found on The National Archives media player http://media.nationalarchives.gov.uk
She has spoken at many genealogy events and conferences in the UK, Ireland, the USA and Canada, as well as on a genealogy cruise in the Caribbean. Her writing credits include contributions to several family history magazines, and she is the co-author with Dave Annal of the forthcoming Birth, Marriage and Death Records: a guide for family historians. She makes occasional radio and TV appearances, including a feature for the interactive element of the UK version of Who Do You Think You Are? She also has a keen interest in online resources and social media, with her blog The Family Recorder and as a regular contributor to The National Archives new blog http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk You can also follow her on Twitter @audreycollins23
Seminar cost and bookings
- Seminar cost
- $50 pre-booked (by one week before each seminar date)
- $60 on the day.
- Pre-book to be sure of seat - and save
Seminar programs - go to tour web site for program details