Planned and Past Presentations


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February 17 2020  WEBINAR: Online books for Family History Society of Australian Genealogists.
Register here

June 3 2020, Topic TBA, Botany Bay Family History Society

June 26 2020 Enhance Your Genealogy Research with Facebook  THE Genealogy Show, National Convention Centre, Birmingham, UK. Postponed

June 27 2020  Managing Frugally: An alphabet of tips and tools for family historians  THE Genealogy Show, National Convention Centre, Birmingham, UK. Postponed

June 27 2020  Geneagoogling: Effective Google searching for genealogists THE Genealogy Show, National Convention Centre, Birmingham, UK. Postponed


January 31 2019 Google Drive for Genealogy Lecture Society of Australian Genealogists

February 6 2019 Six feet under downunder Webinar Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

February 13 2019 2:00pm Organising your Genealogy Stuff   Castle Hill Probus Genealogy Group

March 15 2019 10:30am Trove workshop Society of Australian Genealogists

March 22 2019 10:30am  Introduction to Blogs Hornsby Central Library

The Genealogy Show 2019, Birmingham, UK
Friday 7th June 12.30 - 1.30pm Genealogy blogs for you

Friday 7th June 2:30 - 3:30 pm Kirsty Gray (England) - The True Life of an Heir Hunter – Interviewed by Jill Ball (Australia), DearMYRTLE (USA) and Mags Gaulden (Canada)

Saturday 8th June 10:30 - 11:30am Lost Cousins Down Under

Saturday 8th June 12:30 - 1:30pm Jill Ball, Janet Few and Kirsty Gray Surname Studies – the why, the how and much more!

September 9 2019 Facebook for Genealogists : Webinar, Society of Australian Genealogists

September 11 2019 10:00 am Six feet under downunder, Hawkesbury Family History Group

September 20 2019 10:30am  Introduction to Blogs Hornsby Central Library

September 27 2019 12:00 Genealogy  Newcastle Ionian Club

October 3 Ancestors in the News, Society of Australian Genealogists.

October 19 Geneablogging  Lake Macquarie Family History Group

September 2018 Cousin Bait - Society of Australian Genealogists

September 2018 Tart up your Blog Workshop, Society of Australian Genealogists

September 2018 Salt Lake City - GeneaMecca, Lake Macquarie Family History Group

March 2018 Beaut Blogs: ideas for tarting up your Geneablogs , Managing Frugally: Free Tools for Genies and Family History Groups 15th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry

21 February 2018 Trove Tips. Hornsby Shire Family History Group

February 1, 2018  A Congress Survival Guide - Webinar for the Society of Australian Genealogists


December 2017 Trove Tips Lake Macquarie Family History Group. 

13 November 2017, 10:30. Trove and online Newspapers . Forster Family History Advisory Group.

2017 Salt Lake City - Geneamecca. Hawkesbury Family HIstory Group.

2017 Geneagoogling - Tracking down ancestors with Google search, Society of Australian Genealogists

2017 Do the right thing: etiquette and ethics for the family historian, Society of Australian Genealogists

30 May 2017 The Joy of blogs for history - U3A, Hornsby. Hornsby Central Library 10:15 am. All welcome.

25 March 2017, 10:30am - 12:30pm,  Geneagoogling: Effective Google Searching, Society of Australian Genealogists.

20 January 2017, 10:30am - 12:30pm Hands On @ 379 - Blogging for family history, Society of Australian Genealogists

6 August, 2016 21st Century Genealogy: Technology and software to support your research, Hornsby Shire FHG Geneagala Day

4 April 2016, 1:30pm  Recording your memories and family stories  Ku-ring-gai Seniors' Festival, KHS Research Rooms Old Gordon Public School (next to Gordon Library) 799 Pacific Hwy, Gordon Bookings 02 9499  4568

March 16, 2:00pm Hornsby Shire FHG Meeting in the Main Meeting Room – Hornsby Central Library, Genealogy Reader's Circle

12 March 2016 (GMT) Searching for Surnames DownUnder The Surname Society Annual Conference (Online) 

5 March 2016, Blogging for Genealogy Society of Australian Genealogists Webinar

1 March 2016, 7:00pm, Rootstech Ambassador Experience Bankstown Family History Group. Bankstown Sports Club.

February 2016, Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas in an Online World, Rootstech 2016 Salt Lake City


14 October 2015, Do the Right Thing, Hawkesbury Family History Group

16 September 2015 Introduction to Genealogy Software and Family Historian Hornsby Shire Family History Group

30 August 2015  NFHM Geneagala Hangout on Air. Online

22 August 2015  Beginning Genealogy, Hornsby Shire FHG Genealogy Clinic

May 2015 Effective Google Searching Castle Hill Probus Genealogy Group

15 April 2015 "Let's get Organised" Case Study Hornsby Shire Family History Group

30 March 2015 Moderator - Panel Session Family history research- why leave home to do it? AFFHO Congress 2015

19 March 2015  What are blogs? ,  Ku-ring-gai Council Seniors Festival

12 March 2015 GeniAus' Hangout on Air - Congress Bound?

February 2015   Lost Cousins - Downunder?  Rootstech Conference Salt Lake City.

14 October 2014  GeniAus Hangout on Air - CGD

9 October 2014 Setting up a blog with Blogger, Ku-ring-gai Historical Society

8 October 2014 Online resources for Family History Baulkham Hills Library

11 September 2014 Evernote for Genealogy, Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Technology SIG

31 August GeniAus Hangout on Air - What a Month that was - #NFHM2014 


23 August 2014 The Social Genealogist: using social media in your family history research. Full day. Wyong Family History Group.

4 August 2014 GeniAus Hangout on Air - National Family History Month

16 July 2014 Geniaus Hangout on Air - More Geneanews

20 June 2014  Geniaus Hangout on Air - Geneanews

1 April 2014 What is Family History? Year 1 students, The King's School, Parramatta

1 April 2014 Unlock the Past Hangout on Air - Interview with Carol Baxter

29 March 2014 Flip-pal Demonstrations for Unlock the Past Botany Bay Family History Society Heritage Fair

20 March 2014 Unlock the Past Hangout on Air - Interview with Marie Dougan

19 March 2014 Senior Citizens Week Ku-ring-gai, Free Websites for Searching Genealogy and History

12 March 2014 Senior Citizens Week Ku-ring-gai, Share your story in small bites: write a blog

6 March 2014 GeniAus Hangout on Air - How do you use Evernote for Genealogy?

1 March 2014, Parramatta Family History Group, 1:00pm. Geneagoogling: effective Google searching

25 February 2014 GeniAus Hangout on Air - What have you learnt this year?

9 February 2014  GeniAus Hangouts on Air - Hanging out from Hobart
  • Beaut blogs: what makes a blog stand out from the crowd?, 
  • Free Websites for Australian Genealogists,  
  • Librarything for Genealogy, 
  • Evernote for Genealogy, 
  • Geneareaders Circle, 
  • Dealing with Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy Panel, 
  • Google Hangouts on Air.
28 November 2013 GeniAus' Hangout on Air - Online Resources for Australian Research

14 November 2013 GeniAUS' Hangout on Air - Books

13 November 2013 The 15th Australian Computer Conference for Seniors My Pal Flip-Pal

2 November 2013 Central Coast Family History Fair  Flip-pal Demonstrations

30 October 2013 GeniAus Hangout on Air - The Maiden Event

24 October 2013 Hornsby Library 6:30pm Free Websites for Australian Genealogists

12 October 2013  Ryde Historical Society 10:00am   Geneagoogling: effective Google searching

8 August 2013 Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Picasa Q&A

6 June 2013  Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Social Media Q&A  

1 June 2013 Central Coast Family History Society  Geneablogging

21-23 March 2013 Rootstech Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah - International Panel - The Genealogists Gadget Bag.

13 March 2013 Hawkesbury Library, Windsor  Geneablogging

27 February 2013 6:30 pm  Hornsby Library  - GeneaGoogling : Effective Search Strategies

10-19 February 2013 3rd Unlock the Past History & Genealogy Cruise  - 10 Presentations

8 February 2013 Ku-ring-gai Historical Society  BYOD: bring your own device and learn about useful tools to take with you when you visit research facilities

18 January 2013 Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Blogs for Australian Historians

26 September 2012 Wyong Library - Social Media for Genealogists

28 September 2012 Ku-ring-gai Historical Society - KHS and Social Media

14-16 September 2012 28th Annual Conference of the NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies -  Caringbah NSW  Geneablogging - a new Endeavour for genealogists 

14-16 September 2012 28th Annual Conference of the NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies -  Caringbah NSW Flip-Pal Demos on the Gould Genealogy stand

25-27 June  2012 Unlock the Past Queensland Expo  Geneablogging, Geneawebinars, Google+ for Genealogy, My Mate Flip-Pal,  Picasa for Genealogy

June 2012 Shoalhaven Family History Fair   Flip-Pal Demonstrations

April 2012 Hornsby Library    Trove - A Nation's Treasure

2-4 February 2012 Rootstech 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA  - The Galaxy Girls

2-4 February 2012 Rootstech 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA  - Genealogy 2.0 - International Panel

14th May 2011 Society of Australian Genealogists TMG User Group  - Using TNG to publish your TMG data on the web 

26th March 2011 Society of Australian Genealogists  - Get Ready to Google 

19th February 2011 Society of Australian Genealogists  - Anywhere, Anytime Genealogy

20th November 2010 History and Genealaogy Roadshow  Sydney - The 21st Century Genealogist (combining new and old tools to get results)

18th November 2010 Mosman Library  - 21st Century Genealogy

14 November 2006, Standards of Professional Excellence for Teacher Librarians , Western Sydney Workshop

25th March 2006 University of Technology, Sydney ASLA (NSW) Seminar - Blogging for Teacher Librarians

22nd October 2004 ASLA (NSW) Annual Conference - Trawling for Treasure : Australian authors and illustrators for young people

20th July, 2004 St Luke's Grammar School Dee Why, Presentation to Council Information Services at St Lukes

October 2003ASLA/CBC National Conference Hobart - Learning about Children's Literature on the World Wide Web

29th July 2003 Illawarra Teacher Librarian Group - Work Horse or Show Pony : Which steed provides the most satisfying school library site surf?

23rd May 2003 Catholic Primary Teacher Librarians' Conference Websiting for Primary T/Ls.

31st August 2002 Coffs Harbour Teacher Librarians Group - Websites for Teacher Librarians 

25th August, 2002 ASLA (NSW) State Conference  - Work Horse or Show Pony : Which steed provides the most satisfying school library site surf?

3rd June,  2002 Presentations to Adventist Schools' Library Staff, Sydney Adventist College Strathfield.

July 1998 NSW Computer Education Group Annual Conference Managing LiL - Laptops in the Library


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