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Webcasts

Presenter: David Down
More and more historical census records from around the world are available online. These records provide valuable information about your ancestors, the places they lived and worked and provide insights into historical social conditions. This presentation explores where records may be located and provides tips to assist you to extract information to guide your research.  Handout  
Topics related to this webcast: Maps, Research-Methodology
Presenter: Joy Roy
This presentation discusses the website ScotlandsPlaces. The author introduces the topic by stating the importance of putting our ancestors in a place and time and then uses examples from the website to illustrate her contention.
Topics related to this webcast: Maps, Scotland
Presenter: Judith Scurfield
This presentation provides great background information about the journeys our ancestors took from Britain using numerous nautical charts from various shipping companies. The speaker also discusses the Victorian State Parish Plans of suburban subdivisions which include the names of purchasers, MMBW maps and information on changes.
Topics related to this webcast: Maps
Presenter: Gary Presland
Dr Presland discusses the landscapes of Melbourne at the time of the original inhabitants. He examines the changes made by Europeans and the effects of those changes to the landscape.
Topics related to this webcast: Maps, Victoria
Presenter: Judith Scurfield
This presentation discusses the very extensive collection of maps of Victoria, Australia and other parts of the world held at the State Library of Victoria. The SLV’s online collection of war related maps are discussed with charts from the 1830’s until the 1990’s. These include maps from British India, and where Australian troops were deployed in the Middle East and Europe during WW1.
Topics related to this webcast: Maps, Victoria
Presenter: Meg Bate
This presentation introduces Historypin an online tool which enables the user to pin photographs, videos and audio to a digital map. Historypin is a place to share photos, stories and your family history and the presentation demonstrates how to access and use the tool.
Topics related to this webcast: Maps