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I love connecting with people and am happy to talk to large and small groups on certain aspects of  technology and their relationship to genealogy.

I also have significant experience in presenting workshops for adults in computer lab settings. I am extending and enriching my knowledge in the field of genealogy by participating in a range of learning activities.

Topics

Ancestors in the news - newspapers for family history research
Android Genealogy
Anywhere, Anytime Genealogy - tips and tools for researching away from home
Australian Familysites - see how Australian genealogists publish their family data on the web
Before it's too late - interviewing the oldies
Blogging for Beginners with Blogger
CGD - it's not a disease :  resources to assist with your continuing genealogical development
Ethical Dilemmas for Genealogists
Evernote for Genealogy
Facebook for Family Historians
Family Historian - an introduction to a fab piece of software
Fling it in the folder - a digital filing system for genealogy
Free Websites for Australian Genealogists
Geneablogging - Genealogy Blogs for Australians
Geneacruising -  Learning at Sea
GeneaGoogling - Effective Google Searches
The Genealogists' Toolbox - free software to enhance your genealogy experience
Genealogy 101 - Getting started on your ancestor hunt
Geniaus' Top Ten - websites and tools I can't live without
Google Hangouts
Google - it's more than just search
Got a question? Online tools for sharing and collaborating
Librarything for Genealogy
Managing your images with Picasa
My Pal Flip-Pal
Planning for a Geneajaunt
Publishing your Family Tree on the Web - options for everyone
Reel in the youngsters : getting younger generations involved with family history
Scan and Toss - options for digitising your records
Social Media and your Society : how, why and when
Social Media for Genealogists - where, why and how
Social Media Etiquette for Genealogists
Taking it with you: apps for the mobile genealogist
The Story of a Clock - hunting down a family treasure
A Genealogists Toybox - gadgets and tech toys
Trove - Access Australia's Treasure online
Twitter for Family History

Technical Requirements

As I use a laptop for presentations and illustrate my talks with live examples from the internet I need the following to be available in the meeting room.
  • Digital projector and screen 
  • Reliable, speedy internet connection
Qualifications

Although I have no formal qualifications in the field of genealogy I have a commitment to CGD. During my working life as a Librarian, Teacher and Head of Information Technology and lately, as an amateur genealogist, I have attended and presented at conferences, seminars and workshops on a wide range of topics related to technology.

My formal qualifications are:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Library Science) University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Education  University of New England
  • Master of Education University of New South Wales
Memberships
  • Life Member - Australian School Library Association (NSW)
  • Guild of One Name Studies
  • Hawkesbury Family History Group
  • Ku-ring-gai Historical Society
  • Society of Australian Genealogists
  • Society of Genealogists
  • Society for One Place Studies

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