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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 Australia? where to find them
Ancestors in the news - newspapers for family history research
Australian Familysites - Family websites from Australian genealogists
Australian genealogy bloggers - a virtual tour of their sites
Beaut blogs: ideas for tarting up your geneablogs
Beginning family history downunder
Blogging for Beginners with Blogger
Blogging for Beginners with Wordpress
Build your genealogy website with Wordpress
CGD - it's not a disease :  opportunities for continuing genealogical development
Cousin Bait - Fishing for ancestors NEW
CurryAus - story of a surname study
Do the Right Thing - manners for the modern genie
Ethical Dilemmas for Genealogists
Facebook for Family Historians
Family Historian - an introduction to a fab piece of software
Fling it in the folder - a simple digital filing system for genealogy
Free Websites for Australian Genealogists
Geneablogs - what, why and how
A Geneaconference survival guide
The Geneadictionary - an urban dictionary for genies
GeneaGoogling - Effective Google Searches
The Genealogists' Toolbox - free software to enhance your genealogy experience
Genealogy 101 - Getting started on your ancestor hunt
The GeneaMecca - Salt Lake City
Geniaus' Top Ten - websites and tools I can't live without
Google - it's more than just search
The Greatest (Genie) Show on Earth - Rootstech
Introduction to Genealogy Software
The Joy of blogs for history
Keep your family's stories alive - Blog them
Librarything for Genealogy
Lost cousins downunder? Find them in Australia
Managing Frugally: Free Tools for Genies and Family History Groups
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
Searching for Surnames DownUnder
Six feet under downunder - Cemetery records in Australia
Social Media and your Society : how, why and when
Social Media for Genealogists - where, why and how
Societies and family history groups for genies downunder
Taking it with you: apps for the mobile genealogist
The Story of a Clock - hunting down a family treasure
The Travelling genealogist's gadget bag
Trove - Australia's Online Treasure
Trove and other online newspapers 


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)
  • Hawkesbury Family History Group
  • Hornsby Shire Family History Group
  • Lake Macquarie Family History Group
  • Society of Australian Genealogists
  • Society for One Place Studies
  • The Surname Society
  • The Virtual Genealogy Society

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