German heritage is easy to see in places such as Westgarthtown, Hahndorf and Bethany, but in the larger cities of Australia it is sometimes swallowed up and covered over. 'Heimat Adelaide' is the result of researching Germans using council assessment books, directories, and city survey maps and locating the areas of German work, life and recreation.
It is also the work of many volunteer transcribers who have given their time.
About the Speaker
Ben Hollister has been a professional genealogist since 2007, and a historical researcher since 1997. He currently owns and operates a historical research business focussing on German-Australian research, and as well as offering a variety of support services to historical researchers. Ben has been the co-convenor of the Germanic & Continental European SIG of Genealogy SA since 2014 and also serves as Executive Officer of the German-Australian Genealogy and History Alliance, a network of societies, archives and researchers.
Ben is a Certified Professional with the Australian Library and Information Association and a director on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He holds tertiary qualifications in information management, educational management, and applied history, and vocational qualifications in business management and event management and design.