Presentation Topics


Topics

Most of my topics are designed for 45-60 minute presentations. A number are also suitable for a two hour workshop. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.

I have my own laptop, data projector and internet connection (assuming Telstra has coverage in your area).


Australia:
Emigration to Australia
Friendly Societies and Family History
Honouring Our ANZACS
They Went to Australia and now can’t be Found
Researching Australian Military Personnel

Research:
Bringing Your Ancestors to Life
Death Certificates & Archaic Medical Terms
Document Analysis: Getting the Most from your Research Documents
Gaining a Genealogical Education
Help I am Stuck! Demolishing Brick Walls
How to Start Researching Your Family History
It’s Not All Online: Where Else Can I Look?
Mapping Your Ancestors
Newspapers: Bringing Your Family History to Life
One Name Studies: What are they? How do you do them? How can they help me?
One Place Studies: What are They? What can you get from them to help in your Research?
Paying it Forward: Volunteer Opportunities from Home
The Ryerson Index
"Oversexed, Overpaid and Over Here"  Movement to and from Australia and the USA
Understanding the Context: Why Social History is Important in Genealogical Research
Timelines as a Research Tool
Wringing the Most out of your Document

DNA:
How DNA can be used to Solve Genealogical Puzzles

Queensland:
Distressed Cotton Operatives Migration Scheme into Queensland 1863
Housing for All
Tracing Your Ancestors in Queensland
William Busby: Stone Mason of Toowong

English research:
English Apprenticeship Records
English Parish Records: Hatch, Match and Dispatch
English Parish Records: More Than Just Hatch, Match and Dispatch 
In the Workhouse
Nobblers, Cracksmen, Coiners and more: Researching Criminals in England
Researching in UK Archives from Abroad
Researching in Kent, England
Researching in Oxfordshire, England
The Poor are always with us: English Poor Laws
They are Dead but Where are They Buried?

Online Genealogical Resources:
Ancestry
British Newspaper Archive
Findmypast
MyHeritage for Online Trees
MyHeritage: Record Matching
Trove

Internet and Technology
Digitising and Organising Your Family History
Fishing for Cousins using Blogs as Bait
Google Your Genealogy Friend: More Than Just a Search Engine
Searching the Internet Effectively
There is an App for That
Using Free and Pay Resources on the Net


Health History:
Black Death: When the Plague came to Queensland
Death Certificates & Archaic Medical Terms
Just What Did Cause Their Death?
Pandemic: The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Queensland
Researching a Health History
TB: Killer of the ages or Great-Uncle Charlie had TB