New South Wales
Sharn White has a background in teaching and has studied history, local history and family history at a number of universities. She has been researching family history for 25 years and writes four family history blogs, all of which have been archived by Trove’s Pandora website for their contribution to Australian historical research.
Sharn White has a background in teaching and has studied history, local history and family history at a number of universities. She has been researching her family history for 25 years and writes four family history blogs, all of which have been archived by Trove’s Pandora website for their contribution to Australian historical research.
Sharn appeared on the television documentary, Coast Australia, after researching the convict history of Norfolk Island and presents regularly on a number of topics, including Convict History, German Ancestry, Researching House Histories, Blogging Family History and Telling Family History Stories.
In 2012, Sharn also branched into researching house histories and heritage reports and works both independently and for David White Architects, a Heritage Architectural Practice.
In this presentation I am going to show you how you can use Google Earth and its amazing tools to create visual stories about the places where your ancestors lived and in particular the journeys they made. Google Earth has the tools that allow you to create a visual story that shows the places your ancestors visited. You can add to add to your story the research items you have in your collection such as photos, records, maps and information to make a Tour and then a Move - a visual story that will make you feel connected to an ancestor’s journey. We live in an exciting technological time where we have the wonderful tools that Google Earth has provided that we can make use of for family history purposes in order to better understand our ancestors’ lives.
As family historians we search for records and evidence of people and their lives. So often the house is overlooked as a family history resource, when in fact, houses are significant and valuable historical records. Houses document family and local history and even the history and development of a nation. In this presentation you will learn to understand the language of your house and how to uncover stories about a house and the people who have lived in it. Researching a house can take you on unexpected twists and turns as you examine family records, photographs, newspapers articles, official records to uncover layers of family and social history through the tangible material evidence that is a house.
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