Friday, March 27, 2015

Congress 2015 in Canberrra is well underway!

The 14th Australasian Congress of Genealogy and Heraldry  #AFFHO

Keen Genealogists enjoying the Congress Welcome Function at the Australian War Memorial
Congress 2015, is well underway and so far, for me it had been a whirlwind of meeting up with old friends, putting faces to  internet genea-friends,  enjoying the fabulous talks and attempting to make my way around the terrific variety of exhibits in the hall. 

After registration and collecting our Congress badges, lanyards, timetables and of course, the very special blogger beads which Jill Ball so kindly purchased while in Salt Lake City at Rootstech.

My Congress 'goodies'. Image Sharn White



Congress attendees were welcomed on Thursday evening, 26th of March, by means of a function held at the Australian War Memorial. With so much happening aound us with regard to World War One anniversaries, a more poignant venue could not have been chosen. Standing  with wine in hand, in the presence of G for George a huge Lancaster, with a string quartet adding to the ambience of the evening, nothing could have been more perfect.  A special treat was a wonderful large screen film about World War One Pilots which could not have failed to leave anyone watching unmoved. 


G for George WW2 Lancaster Image Sharn White


Felloe Bloggers Jill Ball and Jackie Van Bergen Image Sharn White

Congress welcome at The Australian War Memorial Image Sharn White
Canberra has put on its finest Autumn weather to greet Congress 2015 attendees and the Congress is well underway now after one day of fascinating talks and an exhibition hall filled with interesting exhibitors. 

NEXT POST: Day 1 of the Congress

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