Talks and Courses

 2021 - Upcoming

 

15 May: Introduction to DNA                                                        
             Society of Australian Genealogists (Beginner's DNA Group)
  

            

22 May: Family History for Beginners
                     St George and Sutherland Community College 

05 June: Astronomy for Beginners        
                 St George and Sutherland Community College

12 June: Lake Macquarie Family History Course             
               DNA and Genetic Genealogy: What is it? Should I be doing it?
             
Society of Australian Genealogists & Speers Point Library

 

01-05 August: DNA Results, Tips and Ideas: How DNA can help with our family history brick walls                                           AFFHO Family History Congress 2021 (Norfolk Island)

 

 

2021

 

16 January: Introduction to DNA                                       
                  Society of Australian Genealogists (Beginner's DNA Group)
  

 

13 February: Family History for Beginners
                     St George and Sutherland Community College 

06 March: Astronomy for Beginners        
                 St George and Sutherland Community College

20 March: Managing your Photographs and Images (In Search of...Family History Technology)                                    Society of Australian Genealogists  

 

23-26 March: Family History Down Under Conference (Online)                     

                      Photo Restoration for Family Historians                    

                     The Genealogist's Toolbox

08 May: Lake Macquarie Family History Course
             Storage, preservation and photo restoration
             Society of Australian Genealogists & Speers Point Library

 2020

        

11 January: Introduction to DNA                     
                  Society of Australian Genealogists (Beginner's DNA Group)
  
 

08 February: Introduction to Family History                                    
                    St George and Sutherland Community College

 

22 February: Introduction to Astronomy            
                     St George and Sutherland Community College

11-16 March: Unlock the Past Cruise

                      Basic Photo Restoration & Preserving Photos

                      Getting to know the southern sky (includes observing)

                      No Trees, Wikitrees and Contacting DNA Matches
                     1:1 DNA Consultations

13 June: Introduction to Family History                                    
             St George and Sutherland Community College

 

20 June: Introduction to Astronomy            
              St George and Sutherland Community College

 

29 June: Restoring and Managing Family Photographs                                        
              Society of Australian Genealogists 

 

01 July: DNA Results, Tips and Ideas

              Botany Bay Family History Society

05 September: Family History for Beginners                                                                                   
                       St George and Sutherland Community College 

 

10 October: DNA Results and Tips                                
                   Society of Australian Genealogists (Beginner's DNA Group)
  

 

31 October: DNA  Discoveries (In Search of...My Irish Ancestors)                               
                   Society of Australian Genealogists 
   
 

07 November: Family History for Beginners
                         St George and Sutherland Community College 

14 November: Astronomy for Beginners        
                       St George and Sutherland Community College

 

2019

16 February: Introduction to DNA
                     Society of Australian Genealogists (Beginner's DNA Group)
  
               

12 April: Hands-On FTDNA

              Society of Australian Genealogists
 

18 May: Introduction to Family History             
              St George and Sutherland Community College

1 June: Introduction to Astronomy
             St George and Sutherland Community College 

 

5 August: Total Solar Eclipse in Chile: the journey, the event and aftermath (2019 Total Solar Eclipse)

                Presented with Toner Stevenson

                Sydney City Skywatchers
 

17 August: Introduction to Astronomy            
                  St George and Sutherland Community College 

 

14 September: Introduction to Family History             
                        St George and Sutherland Community College

2018

20 January: A Genealogist's Toolbox: Fundamentals for tracing your family tree
                   
Society of Australian Genealogists

9 March: Family History with the Society of Australian Genealogists
              
15th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry

April: Total Solar Eclipse 2017 and Adventures in the USA
          Mudgee Observatory (Mudgee Star Party)

 

28 April: DNA Basics
              Botany Bay Family History Society (Heritage Fair)
               

12 May: Sun, Moon & Earth Align: Eclipse Chasing Experiences

              Astronomical Society of NSW (SPSP)

21 July: Ethnicity and mtDNA
             Society of Australian Genealogists (DNA Group)

 

18 August: DNA: Where Do I Start?
                  Society of Australian Genealogists

3 November: First Contact & No Tree! Tips for Matches Without Trees and Making First Contact With
                     Matches

                     Society of Australian Genealogists (Lost in DNA Weekend)

2017

6 May: Introduction to Family History
            Society of Australian Genealogists

 

2 August: Gedmatch Basics
                Botany Bay Family History Society

 

4 November: Restoring and Preserving Family Photos: Basics for editing and storing your family photos
                     Society of Australian Genealogists (Lost In Photographs Weekend)

6 November: Sun, Moon & Earth Align: Eclipse Chasing Experiences
                      Sydney City Skywatchers

2016

23 April: Restoring Family Photographs: Basics for restoring photos with Photoshop Elements
              Society of Australian Genealogists

3 September: Restoring Family Photographs: Basics for restoring photos with Photoshop Elements
                      Nepean Family History Society

3 December: Heteroplasmy: What is it and why should I know about it?
                      Society of Australian Genealogists (DNA Group)