Where I'll Be Speaking




2017
20 January - 14 February 2017 in USA
Books Books Glorious Books
Social Context using Newspapers
RootsTech, Salt Lake City, Utah USA

18 February 2017
TBA
Geraldton Family History

25 February 2017
My Ancestor was in Queensland
Genealogical Society of Queensland
25 Stackpole Street, Wishart, Queensland 4122
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/my-ancestor-was-in-queensland-presented-by-helen-smith-tickets-27566413886 

4 March 2017
Online researching for Queensland Records
Queensland Research Repositories
Richmond Tweed Family History Society, Ballina New South Wales

12 March 2017
Immigration to Australia
TBA

22 March 2017 Wednesday evening 
Introduction to Using DNA in Genealogical Research 
Genealogical Society of Queensland.25 Stackpole Street, Wishart, Queensland 4122

1 April 2017
TBA
Logan River & District Family History Society Inc. Kingston Qld. 4114

6 May 2017
TBA

19-21 May 2017
Footsteps in Time Conference
DNA: Which Test, Who From and Why?
DNA: I have my Results. Now What?
Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland
http://www.footstepsintime2017.com.au/

30 May 2017
English Seminar Day
Auckland Library, New Zealand

28 July-7 August 2017
13th Unlock the Past Cruise PNG 
DNA: Which Test, Who From and Why?
DNA: I have my Results. Now What?
Visualising Family History Data
Military Health WW2 Asia Pacific Region
http://www.unlockthepastcruises.com/13th-unlock-the-past-cruise-papua-new-guinea/

15 November 2017
Health of the ANZACs: Gallipoli to the Western Front
Toowong History Group


2018
9-12 March
15th Australasian Congress

Past Talks


2016

30 January 2016
Mapping Your Ancestors
Genealogical Society of Queensland, Coorparoo, Queensland

14 February -3 March
How our Ancestors Died
Health of the ANZACs in the Great War
Using timelines in genealogical research
Document analysis workshop part 1
Document analysis workshop part 2
Ask Grandma: getting family stories before it is too late
Genealogical learning from home
In their own words: using government enquiries
10th Unlock the Past cruise New Zealand to Fremantle Australia
http://www.unlockthepastcruises.com/10th-unlock-the-past-cruise-new-zealand-to-australia-2/
 

March 2016 
Google the Genealogists Friend
Cairns  

6-13 March 2016
Google the Genealogist's Friend
Nobblers, cracksmen, coiners and more: researching criminals in England
The new poor law and the workhouse
Researching your English apprentice
Where there is a will there should be a genealogist: researching probate in England
Directories, gazetteers and more
Mapping Your Ancestors
11th Unlock the Past cruise,Barrier Reef

22st March 2016 10-11am
Nobblers, cracksmen, coiners and more: researching criminals in England
Strathpine Library, Strathpine QLD 4500

22st March  2016 2-3pm
Nobblers, cracksmen, coiners and more: researching criminals in England
Redcliffe Library, , Redcliffe QLD 4020

2nd April 2016 10-11am
Health of our Diggers on the Western Front
Logan River & District Family History Society Inc. Kingston Qld. 4114

14th April  2016 10-11am
Nobblers, cracksmen, coiners and more: researching criminals in England
Bribie Island Library, Bongaree QLD 4507

6th May 2016
Nobblers, cracksmen, coiners and more: researching criminals in England
Burpengary Library, Burpengary QLD 4505

9th May 2016 10-11am
Nobblers, cracksmen, coiners and more: researching criminals in England  
Albany Creek Library, Albany Creek QLD 4035

21st May 2016 9.30am

Bringing Your Ancestors to Life 
Fishing For Cousins -- Blogs as Bait 
Wringing the Most Out of Your Documents 
Digitising & Organising Your Family History
Richmond Tweed Family History Society, Ballina New South Wales 

2nd June 2016 2-3pm
Nobblers, cracksmen, coiners and more: researching criminals in England  
Caboolture Library, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture QLD 4510

2nd June 2016 6.30-7.30pm
Nobblers, cracksmen, coiners and more: researching criminals in England 
Arana Hills Library, 63 Cobbity Crescent, Arana Hills QLD 4054

25 June 2016
English Parish Records: More Than Hatch Match and Dispatch
Researching UK Archives From Abroad
Directories Gazetteers and more
Help I’m Stuck! Demolishing Brick walls
Wringing the Most Out of Your Documents
Genealogical Society of Northern Territory, Darwin, NT

2 July 2016
Health of the ANZACs - Gallipoli to the Western Front
Caloundra Family History Research Inc,  Sunshine Coast Turf Club

18 July 2016 7.30pm
Using DNA to solve Genealogical Puzzles  
Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland

8th August 2016
Hidden Treasures: secrets from documents
North Lakes Library, North Lakes QLD 4509

10th August 2016
Using Social Media for Family History Success
Redlands Genealogical Society, Cleveland

13th August 2016
Bringing Your Ancestors to Life
One Name Studies: What Use for You?
How Our Ancestors Died (combined talk : Archaic Terms, Gallipoli Health and Influenza Pandemic in Queensland 1919)
Toowoomba and Darling Downs Family History Society

23rd August 2016
Hidden Treasures: secrets from documents
Strathpine Library, 1 Station Street, Strathpine QLD 4500

31 August - 3 September 2016
Lost in Australia
My Job is Killing Me
In the Workhouse
Battle of Bossenden Wood: Last Agricultural Uprising Luncheon Speaker
Federation of Genealogical Societies 
Springfield, Illinois USA 

7-8 October 2016
Google the Genealogist's Friend
Researching a Health History 
One Place Studies
Online Genealogical Education
Unlock the Past Expo, Adelaide

15 October 2016
Researching the Irish Online
Irish Research Using Social Media 
Genealogical Society of Queensland

25 October 2016
When Was It Taken? Dating Historical Photographs
Strathpine Library, Strathpine QLD

17 November 2016
Health of the ANZACs - Gallipoli to the Western Front
Redcliffe & District Family History Group 

19 November 2016
My Ancestor was from South-West England (Devon and Cornwall)
Genealogical Society of Queensland, Wishart, Queensland

2015

19-24 January 2015
Cemetery Symbolism
Documents of Death
Gallipoli Medical: Health of Our ANZACs
The 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic
7th Unlock the Past cruise, Western Australia

8 -19 February 2015
Researching in Australia Using Online Resources
RootsTech, Salt Lake City, USA

25 February 2015 Wednesday 6.30-630pm
Gallipoli Medical: Health of our ANZACs
Genealogical Society of Queensland, East Brisbane Queensland

2 March 2015 Monday 10.00am-11.00am
Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms
Arana Hills Library, Arana Hills QLD

7 March 2015 Saturday 9.00am-1.00pm
Nobblers, Cracksmen, Coiners and more: Researching Criminals in England 
Queensland Family History Society Gaythorne Queensland
19 March 2015 Thursday 11.00-12.30pm
Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms
North Lakes Library, North Lakes Brisbane
21 March 2015 Saturday 9.30-11.30am
One Name and One Place Studies: Another Genealogical Resource
Genealogical Society of Queensland, Brisbane

26-30 March 2015
14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry, Canberra

3 May 2015 Sunday 10.00am-3.00pm
They came from afar – but did they stay?
Southern Suburbs Branch of GSQ Inc

16 May 2015
They went to Australia and now can’t be found
DNA: Using DNA to solve Genealogical Puzzles
Nobblers, Cracksmen, Coiners and more:  Researching Criminals in England
Searching the Internet Effectively
Richmond Tweed Family History Society, Ballina New South Wales 

21 May 2015 1.30-2.30pm
They went to Australia and now can’t be found
Caloundra Family History Research Inc, Caloundra Qld

30 May 2015
Gallipoli Medical: Health of our ANZACs
Logan River & District Family History Society Inc., Kingston, Qld. 4114

26 May 2015 1.00-2.30pm
Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms 
Caboolture Library, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture QLD 4510

26 May 2015 10.00-11.30am
Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms
Strathpine Library,1 Station Street, Strathpine QLD 4500

5 June 2015
Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms
Burpengary Library,121 Station Road, Burpengary QLD 4505

9 June 2015 
Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms
Bribie Island Library,1 Welsby Parade, Bongaree QLD 4507

4 July 2015
When Spanish Flu Came to Brisbane
Brisbane Diseased: Contagions Cures and Contraversaries
Brisbane History Group, Herston Medical School

8-27 July 2015 
Researching Australian and New Zealand Great War soldiers
Using DNA to solve genealogical puzzles
Researching your health history
Ask Grandma: getting the family stories before it is too late
Making Genealogical Research Time
8th Unlock the Past cruise Cruising the Baltic

7-9 August 2015 
They Went to Australia and Can't be Found
Researching Australian Ancestors
Using Timelines in Genealogical Research
Using DNA to solve Genealogical Puzzles
Panel Discussion
Auckland Library Family History Expo, Auckland, New Zealand

12 August 2015 Wednesday 12.00-2.00pm
They went to Australia and now can’t be found
Redlands Genealogical Society,Cleveland, Qld

17 August 2015 Monday 7.30pm
Really? They Died of That?
Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland 7.30pm

23 September 2015 Monday 7.30pm 
Digitising and Organising Your Family History
Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland 7.30pm

1 October 2015 Thursday 7pm
The 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic 
Toowong History Group, Toowong,

3-4 October 2015
The Words of the People: treasures within government inquiries
In Time and Place Conference, History Queensland 
Riverglenn, 70 Kate St, Indooroopilly, Brisbane, Qld

14th November 2015 Saturday 9.30am (DST) all day
Bringing Your Ancestors to Life
English parish records: More than Hatch, Match and Dispatch
Help I'm Stuck! Demolishing Brick Walls
Researching in the UK Archives from Abroad
Casino and Districts Family History Group, New South Wales

29 November 2015
Using DNA to solve Genealogical Puzzles
Gallipoli Health
When Spanish Influenza came to Australia
Blogging: How to start a Blog
Guild of One Name Studies & WAGS, Western Australia 

8-10 December
Unlock the Past cruise

2014
18 January 2014
Understanding the Context: Why Social History is important in Genealogical Research
Genealogical Society of Queensland, 38 Fisher St, East Brisbane Q 4169

February 2014
Lost Your Ancestors in Queensland?
National Institute for Genealogical Societies Online

1 March 2014 9.00am-12.30pm
Death Certificates: Fact or Fiction?
Queensland Family History Society "On Death and Burial" Seminar

21 February 2014
Researching Australian World War 1 Military Personnel
Who Do You Think You Are? Live! London, England

4- 13th February
4th Unlock the Past Cruise
Document Analysis: Teasing out all the Details
Timelines as a Research Tool
MyHeritage for Online Trees
Researching a Health History
Online Research in Queensland
Online Research in Kent

17th March 2014 7.30pm
Mapping Your Ancestors
Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland

17th March 2014 10.00am-12.00
Friendly Societies and Family Historians
Genealogical Society of Queensland, East Brisbane, Qld

26th April 2014
Using Timelines in Your Research
Genealogical Society of Queensland, East Brisbane Qld

25th May 2014 
Analyse that Document!
Evidentia and Clooz: Programs to help analyse that document
Genealogical Society of Queensland Annual Conference
Queen Alexandra Community Centre, Coorparoo Qld

14th June 2014 10.00am -11.30am
They are Dead but Where are They Buried?
Caboolture Library, Caboolture, Qld

July 11 2014 10.30am-12.00
How to Start Researching Your Family History
Mt Gravatt Stroke and Friendship Club. Garden City Qld

July 2014
Document Analysis: Wring the Document Dry!
Understanding the Social Context aids in Genealogical Research
Timelines in Genealogical Research
5th Unlock the Past Cruise  Around the UK

9 August 2014 10.00am - 3.15pm
Housing for all
British Newspapers Online
They went to Australia and now can’t be found
How DNA can be used to Solve Genealogical Puzzles
Toowoomba City Library, Ruthven St. Toowoomba

13 August 2014 12-3pm
British Newspaper Archive
Redlands Genealogical Society, Cleveland, Qld.

18th August 2014
Researching Your Health History
Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland

31 August 2014
European Research Online
Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland

September 26-28 2014 Canada
Researching UK Archives From Abroad
Using DNA to Solve Genealogical Puzzles
They Went to Australia and They Can’t be Found!
English Parish Records:  More than Just Hatch, Match & Dispatch
In the Workhouse
“Harvest Your Family Tree” Conference 2014, Kelowna & District Genealogical Society, Kelowna, BC, Canada

18th October 2014
Pandemic: The 1918 Influenza Epidemic in Queensland 
Genealogical Society of Queensland, East Brisbane Q 4169

25 October 2014
Help I am stuck! – demolishing brick walls
Its not all on-line – where else can I look?
English Parish Records – more than just Hatch, Match and Dispatch
Searching the internet effectively
Understanding the context – why social history is important in Genealogical research
Coffs Harbour District Family History Society Inc, Coffs Harbour 
New South Wales

2013
21 January 7.30pm
Life in the Workhouse
Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland 7.30pm

10 - 19 February 2013
Tracing Your Ancestors in Queensland
One Name Studies: What Can You Get from Them?
Gaining a Genealogical Education
Just What Did Cause Their Death?
The Ryerson Index
Friendly Societies and Family History
Bringing Your Ancestors to Life
3rd Unlock the Past Cruise

18 March 2013
They are Dead But Where are They Buried?
Genealogical Society of Queensland, East Brisbane Qld

16th April 2013 11.00am
Record Matches with MyHeritage
Shake Your Family Tree
National Archives, Canberra ACT

22 April 2013
English Parish Records: More Than Hatch, Match and Dispatch 
North Brisbane Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland

15 June 2013
Family History, Medical History and DNA
Genealogical Society of Queensland, East Brisbane, Qld

17 June 2013 10.00-12.00am
Help I am Stuck! Breaking Down Brick Walls
Genealogical Society of Queensland, East Brisbane, Qld

31 July,2013
Using DNA to Solve Genealogical Puzzles
Central City Library, Whare Wānanga
Auckland, New Zealand

2 August 2013 6-7pm
Digitising, Organising and Sharing Your Family History
New Zealand Family History Fair
Auckland. New Zealand

10th August 2013 10.00am-3.15pm
Researching in Queensland
Digitising and Organising Your Family History
Bringing Your Ancestors to Life
Honouring Our ANZACs
Toowoomba City Library, Toowoomba, Qld

14 August 2013 12-3pm
English Parish Records: More Than Hatch, Match and Dispatch 
Redlands Genealogical Society, Cleveland, Qld

19th August 2013
Fishing for Cousins: Using Blogs
Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland 7.30pm

Wednesday 9th October 12-3pm
How DNA can be used to Solve Genealogical Puzzles
Redlands Genealogical Society’ Cleveland, Qld

16 October 2013
Mapping Your Ancestors
Genealogical Society of Queensland, East Brisbane Qld

9 & 10 November 2013 
Findmypast
One Name Studies: The value for family historians
English parish registers: More than Hatch Match and Despatch
They are Dead but Where are They Buried?
English Apprenticeship Records
Guild of one Name Studies seminar, Perth, Western Australia

2012

5 March  2012
Life in the Workhouse
Genealogical Society of Queensland, East Brisbane Qld

21 May 2012
Parish Records: Beyond Hatch Match and Dispatch
Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland

11 June 2012
English Parish Records: More Than Hatch Match and Dispatch
Using the Internet Effectively
Mapping Your Ancestors
Digitising and Organising Your Family History
Find My Past
Atherton Library, Atherton, Qld

Tuesday 12 June
Using UK Archives from Abroad
They are Dead but Where are They Buried?
Help I am Stuck! Demolishing Brick Walls
Life in the English Workhouse
British Newspaper Archive
Atherton Library, Atherton, Qld

23 June 2012
English parish records: More Than Hatch, Match and Dispatch
In the Workhouse
Researching Criminals in England
Friendly Societies
Help! My Ancestors are Lost!
FindMyPast 
St Andrews Lutheran Church, Milner, Darwin Northern Territory

June 25-27 2012 Brisbane
Unlock the Past Queensland Expo
Guild of One Name Studies
Just what did cause their death? 
Help I'm stuck - Breaking down brick walls
Online Genealogical Learning

July 2: 2012
Researching in UK Archives from Abroad
Genealogical Society of Queensland, East Brisbane, Qld

9 September 2012
English Parish Records: More Than Hatch, Match and Dispatch 
Gaining a Genealogical Education
Toowoomba City Library, Toowoomba, Qld

15 October 2012
Researching in UK Archives from Abroad
Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland


2011

May 18 2011
Honouring Our ANZACS
Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland

4 June 2011
Breaking Down Genealogy Brick Walls
New South Wales Expo (Coffs Harbour)

June 24 2011
Newspapers: Bringing Your Family History to Life
Organising Your Family History
Breaking Down Brick Walls
Queensland Expo (Cairns)

June 25 2011
It’s Not All Online: Where Else Can I Look?
Death Certificates & Archaic Medical Terms
Queensland Expo (Cairns)

July 18 2011
Distressed Cotton Operatives Migration Scheme into Queensland 1863
Southern Suburbs Branch of the Genealogical Society of Queensland

19 August 2011
Now I Have Started My Family History- Where to From Here?
Coffs Harbour Library, Duke Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450,

20 August 2011
Death Certificates: Reading and understanding Death Certificates, Causes of Death and Their Meanings
Coffs Harbour Family History Society, Coffs Harbour NSW

27 November 2011
Help! I’m Stuck - Breaking Down Brick Walls 
Little River Akaroa, New Zealand

November 28 2011
Digitising and Organising Your Family History
Unlock the Past November Cruise

November 29 2011
Using UK Archives for Family History
Unlock the Past November Cruise