FAMILY HISTORY DOWN UNDER 2022

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Welcome to FHDU 2022! We're bringing you a world-class family history conference that you can attend in-person or via live stream.

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WELCOME

The event of a lifetime

Join hundreds of other family historians for a world-class event

When: 8-11 November 2022

Where: Castle Hill RSL club, 77 Castle Street, Castle Hill NSW 2154

Overview: 4 days, 4 tracks, one each day

  • DNA: Genetic Genealogy
  • Researching Abroad
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Methodology & General
  • The main program will be across two theatres, with a third theatre for workshops and special interest topics
  • Recordings will be available for view to 28 February 2023

Presentations: 72-80 in all

  • THEATRE 1 - 24 presentations over the 4 days
  • THEATRE 2 - 24 presentations over the 4 days
  • THEATRE 3 - 18+ workshops and special interest topics over the 4 days
  • BONUS RECORDINGS - 8-14 recorded presentations released in the lead up months to November

Speakers: 30+ speakers from Australia, New Zealand and other countries

Live stream - THEATRE 1 will be live streamed (this is provisional, subject to enough interest)

Recordings - all presentations (excluding workshops) will be available as a megabundle (all 4 tracks) and as individual tracks to all in-person and live stream attendees. These will include the bonus recordings. Recordings will also be available as lower cost, no frills packages.

Exhibition

  • at the conference
  • virtual until 28 February 2023

3 ways to participate

  • In-person (4 days) - AU$595
  • Live stream - megabundle AU$395 / one day AU$135
  • Recordings only - mega AU$295 / track $99

Other features

  • Prizes - expected to exceed AU$12,000. All who attend in-person or live stream will be in the draw
  • Special FHDU 2022 offers from exhibitors. Open to all who book at least one track
  • Exclusive Facebook discussion hub - interact with speakers, sponsors and other attendees before, during and after the conference. Open to all who book at least one track

COVID-SAFE - November 2022 gives time for interstate and international travel to resume. However, it is possible some limits on venue capacity and other COVID-SAFE requirements may still apply. There will be complete freedom to change (with refund of the price difference) from in-person to live stream if you prefer - up to 1 November 2022.

BOOKING OPTIONS

Attend your way

In-person

Getting out to an in-person event has been every genealogist's dream for many months now.

Live stream

Can't make it to the event, but still want in on the action? Book for the live stream!

Recordings only

If you're more of a 'I'll-watch-it-when-I've-got-time' sort of person, or want the cheapest option, get the recordings.

PROGRAM

The program

Day 1 — DNA: Genetic Research
Tuesday, 8 November 2022 (outline only - details to come)
9:00 am
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Theatre 2
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Phoenix Theatre
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9:00 am
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Sovereign Theatre
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9:00 am
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Theatre 2
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10:30 am
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Theatre 2
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10:30 am
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Phoenix Theatre
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10:30 am
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10:30 am
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10:30 am
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10:30 am
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10:30 am
Workshop 1 (2 hrs)
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Theatre 2
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10:30 am
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Phoenix Theatre
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11:30 am
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11:30 am
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Phoenix Theatre
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11:30 am
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11:30 am
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11:30 am
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Phoenix Theatre
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11:30 am
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1:30 pm
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1:30 pm
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Phoenix Theatre
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1:30 pm
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1:30 pm
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1:30 pm
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Phoenix Theatre
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1:30 pm
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1:30 pm
Workshop 2 (2hrs)
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1:30 pm
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Phoenix Theatre
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1:30 pm
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Sovereign Theatre
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2:30 pm
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2:30 pm
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Phoenix Theatre
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2:30 pm
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2:30 pm
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2:30 pm
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2:30 pm
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4:00 pm
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4:00 pm
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4:00 pm
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4:00 pm
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Day 2 — Researching Abroad
Wednesday, 9 November 2022 (program format similar to Day 1 - details to come)
Check back soon for an updated program.
Day 3 — Australia & New Zealand
Thursday, 10 November 2022 (program format similar to Day 1 - details to come)
Check back soon for an updated program.
Day 4 — General & Methodology
Friday, 11 November 2022 (program format similar to Day 1 - details to come)
Check back soon for an updated program.
THE EXPERTS

Key Presenters

THE VENUE

Castle Hill RSL Club

Castle Hill RSL Club is a fantastic venue. It is close to Sydney, Australia's largest city, with access via Sydney Metro Northwest rail (high speed), with onsite parking and plenty of accommodation nearby. It has multiple large capacity conference rooms and multiple lounges bars and dining choices for these who would like to gather after each day's program.

Catering
  • Morning and afternoon tea – included with admission. Details to be advised.
  • Lunch – included with admission. Details to be advised.
  • 3 separate rooms will be used for serving food and drink
  • Special dietary requirements – can be requested on the booking form
Getting there
  • car – parking is available on site
  • bus – information to come
  • train – Sydney Metro Northwest rail - station 1.2km from the venue
Accommodation

Information on nearby accommodation to come.

Book for FHDU 2022

Book now to jump onboard. You can book for the in-person event, book to watch the live stream from home, or simply purchase access to the recordings only. You can change you booking (up or down) at any time up to 1 November 2022 if your circumstances change - for just the difference in cost (payment or refund)

Attend in-person

Attend FHDU 2022 in-person at a great venue. Interact with speakers, exhibitors and hundreds of like-minded attendees at a real in-person event.

Enjoy 4 days of family history from over 30 speakers, on a wide variety of family history topics including:

  • attend up to 24 presentations over four days
  • watch up to 72+ presentations as recordings until 28 February 2023
  • entry into the AU$12,000 prize draw
  • access to the live exhibition at the event
  • access to the virtual exhibition until 28 February 2023
  • save with hundreds of $$$ in special offers
  • access to the exclusive discussion hub - interact online with speakers, exhibitors and other attendees - before, during and after the conference
  • 60-page FHDU 2022 guide and goodies bag

Book without risk:

  • cancel with full refund up to 8 October 2022
  • change to live stream up to 1 November 2022 (with the cost difference refunded)

Rest assured, your safety is very important. We'll be taking all the recommended Covid-19 safety measures.

To book, simply fill out your details in the booking form and we'll keep you informed of developments.

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

Book the live stream

Enjoy all the benefits and extras of the in-person event, except for the in-person experience - and save on travel, accommodation and catering costs.

Includes:

  • watch live online up to 24 main theatre presentations over four days as they are given
  • watch up to 72+ presentations as recordings until 28 February 2023
  • choose any one or more tracks
  • save with the megabundle - all four tracks for less than the cost of three
  • entry into the AU$12,000 prize draw
  • access to the virtual exhibition until 28 February 2023
  • save with hundreds of $$$ in special offers
  • access to the exclusive discussion hub - interact online with speakers, exhibitors and other attendees - before, during and after the conference
  • 60 page FHDU 2022 guide and goodies bag - posted to you

Book without risk:

  • cancel with full refund up to 8 October 2022
  • upgrade to the in-person event up to 1 November 2022 (for the difference in cost)

To book, simply fill out your details in the booking form and we'll keep you informed of developments.

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON

Recordings only

The no-frills (cheapest) way to enjoy all 60+ presentations - as recordings at your convenience.

Includes:

  • watch up to 72+ presentations as recordings until 28 February 2023
  • choose any one or more tracks
  • save with the megabundle - all four tracks for less than the cost of three
  • access to the virtual exhibition until 28 February 2023
  • save with hundreds of $$$ in special offers
  • access to the exclusive discussion hub - interact online with speakers, exhibitors and other attendees - before, during and after the conference
  • 60 page FHDU 2022 guide - PDF download

Book without risk

  • cancel with full refund up to 8 October 2022
  • upgrade to in-person or live stream up to 1 November 2022 (for the difference in cost)

To book, simply fill out your details on the booking form and we'll keep you informed of developments.

BOOKINGS OPENING SOON
FAQS

Questions People Ask

Can I share the recordings with others?

Unfortunately, we have to say no. Recordings are licensed for personal use only - to you and your immediate family. They are available for online viewing only. They must not be viewed in a public or group environment. A unique access code is given to every person. Copyright ownership remains with the presenter.

When will the recordings be available to book for and how long will they be available to view?

Recordings may be pre-booked. They will remain open to book (purchase access to) after the event until 31 January 2023. Bonus recordings will be available as released progressively in the lead up to the conference. All recordings will continue to be available to view online until 28 February 2023.

What presentations will be recorded?

All presentations given at the event as well as other sponsored and other presentations supplied as recordings only. All sponsored recordings will be included in every track package. Workshops will not be recorded.

What will the recordings cost?

Access to recordings is included at no extra cost for those attending in person or by live stream.

Recordings are also available as no-frill packages as individual tracks, or a complete set, as follows:

  • DNA: Genetic research - $99
  • Researching abroad - $99
  • Australia & New Zealand - $99
  • Methodology & General - $99
  • Mega-bundle - $295 (all of the above for less than the price of 3 tracks)

The cost is the same whether pre-booked or booked later - up to 31 January 2023

What if I have to cancel a booking?

You may cancel with full refund up to 8 October 2022 - one month before the start of the event.

Cancellations from 9 October to 1 November - fee paid less AU$100

An alternative to cancellation - convert the in-person event to live stream - up to 1 November 2022 - with a refund of the cost difference.

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