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VISIT BY MIKE FEERICK
BBFHS members were fortunate to meet and hear Mike Feerick in December. Mike is the founder of 'Ireland Reaching Out' website – a 'reverse genealogy' concept where the Irish diaspora from anywhere in the world can 'get in touch' with volunteers in the county or local parish their family originally came from.
Mike was in Australia for an Education conference & took the opportunity to spread the word about 'Ireland Reaching out' as well.
Linda Brown gave a moving talk entitled Australia's Unknown Soldier Returns Home at our November meeting
MEETING NIGHTS CHANGE IN 2015
The Bass and Flinders Room at Tradies is to become part of the Brasserie in 2015, so our meeting nights will revert to our old arrangement of Wednesdays and in a different room. CLICK HERE for full details
30TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING
At our October meeting the Society celebrated its 30th Anniversary.
Members are invited to submit a potted biography of a favourite ancestor - military, convict or settler - of not more than 600 words, with photo or graphic, to feature on our website. If there is no photo of the person available, any other appropriate image such as ship, tools of trade, location shot can be included or if preferred, the webmaster can provide a suitable graphic to illustrate the story.
MEMBERS: This is your chance to get your ancestors' stories out there. Who knows who might contact you?