If you are looking for a great get-away vacation, what better place than New Zealand? If such a trip is a possibility in your future, you might think about scheduling time in Auckland on January 16 through 19, 2009, to attend the 12th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry. While 2009 sounds like the distant future, now is the time to start planning such a vacation. You might like to attend a four-day genealogy conference during your trip.
The 12th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry is sponsored by the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations, or AFFHO. This is a major genealogy event to be held at Kings College in Otahuhu, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand.
I recently had a chance to talk with Jan Gow, one of the organizers of the Congress. Jan described the many events, the venue, and the even the accommodations for attendees (very low cost). She also talked about the delightful weather in New Zealand in January, which is early summer in that part of the world.
The RootsTelevision folks recorded a video of our conversation and made it available on their web site. If you are thinking of a great vacation with breathtaking scenery, beautiful beaches, invigorating walks, idyllic holiday islands, outstanding food and wine, great shopping, and lots of genealogy presentations as well, you can watch the video at http://www.rootstelevision.com.
For more information about the 12th Australasian Congress on Genealogy & Heraldry, go to http://www.affhocongress2009.org. You will note the site is still a bit "barebones" at the moment with only basic information about the dates and venue. More information will be added in the next few months as speakers, presentations, and other details are finalized and announced.