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Beyond the Church Register: Finding and using religious archives in Australia — free replay of today's Down Under webinar by Benjamin Hollister now available for limited time

Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Beyond the Church Register: Finding and using religious archives in Australia by Benjamin Hollister

Register for Tuesday's Down Under webinar: Beyond the Church Register: Finding and using religious archives in Australia by Benjamin Hollister

The records of churches and congregations in Australia are spread across a range of different archival repositories at local, state and national levels. Come on a journey to find what records might help develop your family history and genealogy, where those records live, and how to access them.

About the presenter

Ben Hollister has been a professional genealogist since 2007, and a historical researcher since 1997. He currently owns and operates History Helper, a historical research business focusing on German-Australian and Australian indigenous research, and as well as offering a variety of support services to historical researchers.

Ben was the co-convenor of the Germanic & Continental European SIG of Genealogy SA from 2014 – 2019, founded the German-Australian Genealogy and History Alliance, a network of societies, archives and researchers, and served as Executive Officer, and was a director of the Association of Professional Genealogists from 2016-2020.

Ben is a Certified Professional with the Australian Library and Information Association and holds tertiary qualifications in information management, educational management, and applied history and speaks and teaches regularly about history and genealogy at a state, national and international level.

In his spare time, Ben is also an archivist with Lutheran Archives, the national archive for the Lutheran Church of Australia and New Zealand and teaches a range of Family History programs at the WEA-SA.

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No worries. Its recording will be available for a limited time. Webinar Subscribers have unlimited access to all webinar recordings for the duration of their membership.

Webinar time

The webinar will be live on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at:

  • 8pm Eastern (U.S.)
  • 7pm Central
  • 6pm Mountain
  • 5pm Pacific

which, in Sydney is Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at:

  • 12pm AEDT

Or use this Time Zone Converter.

Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at today. It's free!
  2. You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the webinar.
  3. You will receive a reminder email both 1 day and 1 hour prior to the live webinar.
  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Check your GoToWebinar connection here.
  6. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  7. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone. 

We look forward to seeing you all there!


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