"At the establishment of the Colony for a long time no piece of ground was set apart for a Burial place. Persons buried their dead in one place and some in another... Prisoners who had no friends were buried without coffins” Rev. Samuel Marsden, letter to Archdeacon Scott, November 1827. After a discussion of the history of burial practices of indigenous and early European arrivals in the colony of New South Wales we will explore the development of cemeteries, crematoriums and memorial parks down under. We will discuss current legislation regulating burials and cremation and look at some current trends, practices and statistics for burials in Australia. The major focus of the webinar will be on resources available for locating details of people who were buried or cremated in Australia since European settlement in 1788. We will examine a range of free and subscription print and online resources that provide such details.
Join us and Jill Ball for the live webinar Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12pm Sydney time (Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 8pm eastern U.S. time). Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.
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About the presenter
Amateur Australian genealogist Jill (GeniAus) Ball, is a former librarian, teacher and IT specialist. She has presented at National and State Genealogy, Library and IT Conferences. A member of local and international societies,Jill is passionate about using social media for genealogy. She shares her enthusiasm for integrating technology with genealogy through her blog GeniAus. Although she has been researching for 25 years Jill is new to Surname Studies. She is studying the Curry surname in Australia.
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