Sunday, July 13, 2014

Women matter at the GSV

Women at Work is the next seminar at the Genealogical Society of Victoria - coming up on Saturday 2 August.

It still surprises me the number of people researching ONLY the male line and ancestors and ignoring the role of women not only in their family history but in society in general.

How did your working women ancestors cope with the social issues that were current in the 19th and early 20th centuries?

How did they cope in the male dominated society?

This seminar includes these great topics:
  • Role of women in childcare and the 1890 Infant Life Protection Act
  • Women Lecturers / Speakers in Melbourne 1880-1905
  • Work undertaken by female convicts in Van Diemen's Land
  • Working class Brunswick women in the late 19th / early 20th century
  • Women as educators from early Victorian settlement

Come along to our seminar to hear our expert and knowledgeable speakers who have vast experience researching their topics.

  • Helen Doxford Harris OAM: professional genealogist and historian - well known for her indexes, publications and research, many involving women, children & infants.  She has been a local councillor and Mayor for Whitehorse City Council and Secretary of the Victorian branch of the Australian Local Government Women's Association -
  • Cheryl Griffin: local, social and family historian.  Her PhD explored the life of Doris McRae, teacher, unionist, peace and social activist.  Her other involvements are with the Female Convicts Research Centre and a study of Coburg during the First World War. - 
  • Robbie Stockfeld: not only is Robbie a long term researcher she is also a volunteer at a number of genealogical, family history, and historical organisations throughout Victoria.  More importantly Robbie's business and passion involves the crafts handed down by our female ancestors - 
Your only regret will be if you miss this seminar!

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