Whether you are new to family history research or not, getting involved in local projects, history societies or small research groups is a fantastic way to expand more than just your tree.
Participation in groups & activities that have a family history focus ALL enable you to learn new skills, develop relationships with other genealogists &, most importantly, being part of the 'bigger picture' motivates you to continue on your research journey.
And how do we know? Because we are out there doing the great things people do when they are inspired - learning something new every day, paying respect to our ancestors & valuing our heritage.
Back in 2017, Jacqui, the founder of Family Footprints coordinated a group of 30+ volunteers to conduct the 'Capel Cemetery Survey'.
Such was the enthusiasm of the team that a project planned for completion in 12 months was done & dusted in 6!
In August 2021, the 'Capel Districts Cemetery Project' website was launched.
'Gen Nutz' evolved from an informal gathering of family history fanatics who committed time every week to attend 'research sit-ins.'
Family Footprints continues to offer support to these groups through sharing skills, knowledge & resources to make the research journey less daunting and much more fun!
A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 participants is recommended to form a 'Gen Nutz' group.
Contact Family Footprints via their Facebook page if you would like more information on how to set up a group or join an existing one.
Avon Valley Family History
Actually commenced in 2018, the Avon Valley Family History Facebook page is a closed group that is now 700+ members strong! Some amazing stories, images & family connections have been shared & enjoyed on this humble little page.
To join us, you simply have to have a family connection to the Avon Valley.
2020 should have been a celebration year for WA convict descendants - marking the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the first convict transport, the 'Scindian'.
Alas, COVID-19 bought all celebratory preparations to an end. So roll on 2025! We aim to commemorate and celebrate ALL convicts who landed on WA soil.
'WA Connvict Central' is bringing descendants together & diligently working through the 'Bible' (seen on the left) from A-Z to leave no stone unturned in the creation & sharing of individual biographies for these felons. the very same folk who helped WA to prosper & grow.
Are we proud? Darn tootin'!