Family History Matters 
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Breaking News from National Family History Month!

Expiry Date
21 February, 2023

Breaking News from National Family History Month!

We are delighted to announce that you can now view a recording of a presentation that Dr Jonathan Richards, Adjunct Research Fellow at the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry UQ, hoped to present at Congress recently.

Dr Richards researches and writes about Australian (mostly Queensland) history, particularly colonial and frontier policy and violence.

His talk about convict Israel Shaw is fascinating to all those who research convicts and covers a wide terrain from Tasmania in the south to Norfolk Island and then Queensland in the north.

You can watch the recording of it here at a time to suit you. Enjoy!

Don't forget to register for our Closing Ceremony on Wednesday 31st August at 5pm.

Our speakers will be joining us live from Yorkshire and Israel via Zoom.

Speakers : Catherine Warr (YouTube Yorkshire's Hidden History) and Daniel Horowitz (MyHeritage)

How to Bring your Ancestors to Life!

Catherine will share how to make history interesting, engaging and accessible for everyone.

Daniel will talk about MyHeritage's latest tool DeepStory and how it can enhance your storytelling.

Catherine Warr has become one of the most prominent young local historians, reaching thousands of people all over the world through her YouTube channel Yorkshire's Hidden History. With a passion for making history interesting, engaging, and accessible for all, she has been featured in a national YouTube campaign recognising regional creators. Her first book - A Yorkshire Year: 366 Days of Folklore, Customs, and Traditions - is due to be released in Summer 2022.

Daniel Horowitz is a Genealogy Expert at MyHeritage, providing key contributions liaising with genealogy Societies, bloggers and media, as well as lecturing, and attending conferences around the world. Dedicated to Genealogy since 1986, he was the teacher and the study guide editor of the family history project “Searching for My Roots” in Venezuela for 15 years. Daniel is involved in several crowdsource digitization and transcription projects and holds a board level position at the Israel Genealogy Research Association (IGRA).

There are still so many wonderful prizes to give away. Check out our competition page here

To register for the Closing Ceremony just email to be sent the details to connect via Zoom or use the NFHM website contact form.