Are you going to miss out?

It’s EXPO Eve – and if you’re coming to the VAFHO Expo in Sale tomorrow, 21 April 2018, then you definitely won’t miss out.

It’s your chance to meeting with 100s of fellow Family History researchers, dozens of exhibitors, and have a chance to win raffles, door prizes, and participate in numerous specials on offer to attendees.

IMPORTANT: this isn’t a complete list of our sponsors and exhibitors …

Here’s just a taste of what you can be a part of tomorrow …

Ancestry Australia

2 x Ancestry DNA Kits

2 x Ancestry 12- month World Subscriptions


Archive Digital Books Australia

  • be offering 50% discount on any special collection ordered at the expo
  • be contributing to the expo prize pool – directories compendium valued at up to $499.50


Centre for Gippsland Studies

At the Expo, you can check the catalogue, which includes the manuscript material that is not listed online and discuss the best way to plan for your visit to maximum effect.


East Gippsland Family History Group Inc.

The East Gippsland Family History Group will have the database of their WW1 project


Families in British India Society (FIBIS)

  • See if one of your ancestors is in the FIBIS database
  • Advice and help on researching family in India and Asia
  • Look at various publications.


First Fleet Fellowship Victoria

  • Find out if you have one or more First Fleeter’s in your family tree.
  • Sell you Charts with the eleven ships and one listing all those that arrived in 1788.
  • Other charts featuring Australian topics will also be on sale and much more.


Geelong Family History Group

  • Local publications for sale
  • Advice and help on using the Geelong & District Database (free with more than 1.7 million records)
  • Advice and help on resources for Geelong & District


Genealogical Society of Victoria

1 x GSV Membership


Genealogy ebooks

  • a $10 discount voucher to all who visit our stand to obtain a voucher code
  • several ebooks discount vouchers to the expo prize pool


Gipps WiFi

WiFi setup and access for exhibitors


Gippsland Local History Books

  • We are also moving some end of print runs of Journals on Gippsland history, and smaller lots from various sources.
  • We will be putting Journals, facsimiles and guidebooks into the Goodies Bags. Not exactly the one you want?  Come and check out our special section where you can swap for ones of your choice.


Gould Genealogy & History

  • a selection of our 6000 product range
  • most of our 80 guide books – all at 10% discount at the expo
  • all of our 30+ handy guides
  • other specials on the day

and will be contributing to the expo prize pool


Guild of One Name Studies

see if anyone has registered your name, or to find out the meaning/origin of your surname, or to just have a chat about Family History.


Irish Ancestry Group

  • Maureen and Beryl will be at the VAFHO day to help you with those interminable brick walls. Ireland is full of them.  We won’t guarantee to find the answers to all of your questions, but we can certainly guide you along the right path.
  • We have a Beginner’s Kit and a Griffiths Valuation Kit for sale on the day at $10.00 for the first and $7.00 for the second.


Maffra & District Historical Society Inc & Sugar Beet Museum

The Society has an extensive range of publications.  We will have a special on Wellington Landscapes, which is the history of the area covered by the modern shire.  Originally published at $18.00, it will be the bargain of the day at $5.  Family at Rosedale, Yarram, Dargo or Stratford?  We have you covered.


Mostly Unsung Military History & Publications

  • Military publications for sale
  • Advice and help on researching military personnel


Openbook Howden Print & Design

  • Email us to request your FREE copy of our history book guide a using the code OBHHB3.
  • You can also register for our free history seminars via this same email.


Sale & District Family History Group Inc

  • See if they have information on your ancestors
  • Get advice and help on researching your family
  • Look at various publications produced by the group or made from Facsimiles with permission.


Unlock the Past

  • most of our 80+ guide books – all at 10% discount at the expo
  • all of our 30+ handy guides
  • other specials on the day

… and will be contributing to the expo prize pool


Unlock the Past Cruises

  • We will be contributing cruise discount vouchers to the expo prize pool.


Victorian Mining Accidents

see if your ancestors appear in the index and ask Derek for advice on mining research.


Wellington Shire Heritage Network

Call by our table to check out the Wellington Shire ANZAC database of those who served in World War I.  This is used to provide new street names to the Shire.  We will have books from member groups, and would be delighted to connect you with those best placed to help with your local enquiries.

If you find a name on the Cenotaph and would like more details, visit the Wellington Shire Heritage Network stand at the Expo.  They will have their WSHN ANZAC Database for the WWI enlistments which they will check for you.

They also have a copy of the out-of-print and difficult-to-find book Fear not that Ye have died for Naught : A history of the Sale War Memorial Fallen 1899-1945, by Ross Jackson, Gary McCulloch and David Thewlis, 1997.

And that’s just a taster!  Come along and join us to make sure you don’t miss out on these great opportunities.

Submitted by Susie Zada for VAFHO: VAFHO Family History Expo, Sale, 21 April 2018.

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