THE SCOTTISH INFLUENCE ON THE BALLARAT GOLDFIELDS
15 August 2015
10 am - 4 pm Conference Room Ballarat Library
Doveton Street, Ballarat
‘Scotland’sPeople’ The official website for Church & Civil BMDs, Will & Testaments, Census and Heraldry.
Presenter: Joy Roy
FGSV Scottish Cultural Influence in the
Presenter: Malcolm Horsburgh
‘Scottish Convicts’ Trials- Transportation and life in the Penal Colony
Presenter: Susan McLean
The Statistical Account of Scotland
1790 and 1845’ the Social and Living Conditions of our Ancestors.
Presenters: Joy Roy & Margaret McLaren
Malcolm Horsburgh: is a very experienced researcher, having been involved in genealogy for more than 30 years. He has lived and researched extensively in Edinburgh. He is a current committee member and former chairman of the Scottish Ancestry Group and spoke at the first two Scottish Genealogy Conferences in 1996 and 2006. His one- name study of the Horsburgh surname has not only resulted in many articles in the Scottish Ancestry Group newsletter and talks at the Group’s quarterly meetings, but also in the overturning of many long held ideas about the the visibility of dissenters in OPR’s.
Susan McLean: After marrying a Scotsman in New Zealand in 1971; Susan unexpectedly found herself living in Scotland in the very locality of her Scottish ancestors. This led to a life long passion for Scottish history and genealogy. Susan is a former Vice President of the Genealogical Society of Victoria and is a former Chairperson of the Scottish Ancestry Group.
Margaret McLaren: Born and raised in Scotland, she attributes her interest in family history to her Maternal Grandfather, who never tired of telling stories of his ancestors. Margaret has been involved with the Scottish Ancestry Group and the committee for several years, being minute secretary; Thistle mailing; and at present Chairperson.
Joy Roy, FGSV: Researching her Scottish ancestry since the early 1970’s, Joy now works as a professional genealogist helping others trace their roots throughout the world. Joy is well known as a versatile speaker and presented papers on various family history topics at many conferences and seminars over the years. She is a past editor of Ancestor and was for many years a Councillor of the Genealogical Society of Victoria. At present Joy is Editor of Thistle for the Scottish Ancestry Group