History Queensland Inc.

PO Box 399 Mt Gravatt Qld 4122
ABN 12 234 568 600

Our Patron: Shauna Hicks

History Queensland Speakers Listing

The Speakers’ List below is provided for family and local history societies to assist them to identify speakers and topics for their meetings and educational events. These speakers are willing to provide presentations, but it is up to the event organisers to negotiate terms and conditions, including any renumerations and equipment.

Please notify our secretary if you would like to be included in this listing.

HQ Speakers

RefSpeaker NameCategoryTitlesEmailURLNotes
1 COAKLEY, Louise DNA After the Test: Exploring Your DNA Results Email... Web Site Cairns based (webinars available)
2 ''' DNA Different Paths: DNA Inheritance Patterns Email... Web Site Cairns based (webinars available)
3 ''' DNA DNA Beyond the Test: Tips, Tools, Transfers Email... Web Site Cairns based (webinars available)
4 ''' DNA DNA: Unmasking Mystery Matches Email... Web Site Cairns based (webinars available)
5 ''' DNA Enrich your Society's Services with a DIG (DNA Interest Group) Email... Web Site Cairns based (webinars available)
6 ''' DNA Getting Started with GEDmatch Genesis Email... Web Site Cairns based (webinars available)
7 ''' DNA Rev up your Research with DNA: Why do a DNA test? Email... Web Site Cairns based (webinars available)
8 ''' DNA Target Practice in DNA Trees: What Are The Odds (WATO)? Email... Web Site Cairns based (webinars available)
9 ''' DNA The DNA Left Behind: Extracting our deceased ancestors' DNA from envelopes, stamps, hair and other items Email... Web Site Cairns based (webinars available)
10 ''' DNA The Story of Fred, the Mystery Mann Email... Web Site Cairns based (webinars available)
11 ''' DNA Using DNA to identify biological family Email... Web Site Cairns based (webinars available)
12 DOWNES, Cara Commonwealth Government Archives Topics can cover any aspect from the National Archives of Australia's collection - 20th century immigration; WWI & WWII; post office & mail service history; lighthouses, etc Email... Web Site Brisbane based
13 HICKS, Shauna Family History Archives You May Not Know But Should Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
14 ''' Family History Research Asylum Records: A Place to Look for Missing Ancestors Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
15 ''' Family History Behind Bars: Convicts & Criminals Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
16 ''' Family History/Writing Blogging Your Family History Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
17 ''' Family History/Research Demolishing Brick Walls Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
18 ''' Family History Diaries & Letters for Family History: Where to Find Them Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
19 ''' English/Family History English Genealogy Online Resources You May Not Know Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
20 ''' Family History Family History on the Cheap Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
21 ''' Family History Make the Most of Google: Searching Tips & Tricks Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
22 ''' Family History Irish Genealogy Online Resources You May Not Know Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
23 ''' Research/Family History It's Not All Online: Where Else to Look Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
24 ''' Family History Make the Most of Archive for Family History: Australia and Overseas Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
25 ''' Family History/Military Military Ancestors: Discover Their Stories Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
26 ''' Family History/Research Mining Ancestors: How to Find Them Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
27 ''' Australia/Family History Online Newspapers for Family History: Australia & Overseas Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
28 ''' Family History/Research School Days: Education Records for Family History Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
29 ''' Scottish/Family History Scottish Genealogy Online Resources You May Not Know Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
30 ''' Family History Sporting Ancestors: Every Family Has Them Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
31 ''' Immigration/Family History What Was The Voyage Like? Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
32 ''' Family History What's in a Middle Name? Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
33 ''' Family History Where Do I Start: for beginners or those who need a refresher Email... Web Site Speaker fee, petrol and accommodation reimbursed if travel is involved. Can be negotiated
34 JEFFREY, Caylie Social Under the Lino: A Collaborative Community History Project like no other Email... Web Site Brisbane based.
35 KELLY, Dan Writing How to setup your book in Microsoft Word Email... Web Site Ph: 0411 027 614
36 ''' Writing Writing and Publishing Memoirs and Biographies Email... Web Site Ph: 0411 027 614
37 LERGESSNER, James History/Social History Ageing, Feeling Invisible and Is 70 the new 50? Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 664 558, (07 ) 3408 3908
38 ''' History/Social History Archibald Meston and Queensland's Race Relations after 1897 Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 664 558, (07 ) 3408 3908
39 ''' History/Social History Bribie Island's unique history; Bungaree Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 664 558, (07 ) 3408 3908
40 ''' History/Social History Bribie the Convict Weaver Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 664 558, (07 ) 3408 3908
41 ''' History/Social History Cloudland Ballroom in Brisbane,1939-82 Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 664 558, (07 ) 3408 3908
42 ''' History/Social History Dugongers of Early Queensland; Oysterers of Moreton Bay. Email... Web Site 0422 664 558, (07 ) 3408 3908
43 ''' History/Social History Ian Fairweather...Australia's greatest abstract artist in the 1960s Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 664 558, (07 ) 3408 3908
44 ''' History/Social History Significant social events in Brisbane (Queensland ) since the 1950s to the present Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 664 558, (07 ) 3408 3908
45 ''' History/Social History Snippets from a Brisbane ( Queensland ) Baby Boomer's Diary Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 664 558, (07 ) 3408 3908
46 ''' History/Social History The First Fleet Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 664 558, (07 ) 3408 3908
47 ''' History/Social History The Kilcoy Massacre of 1842 Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 664 558, (07 ) 3408 3908
48 ''' History/Social History The Pumicestone Passage Castaways, 1823-4 Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 664 558, (07 ) 3408 3908
49 ''' History/Social History Thomas Welsby and Queensland's history Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 664 558, (07 ) 3408 3908
50 MACLEAN, Hilda, Dr History/Social History archival research methodology; Email... Web Site Ph: 0407 744 298
51 ''' History/Social History Cemeteries (all types / eras / Australia / overseas); Email... Web Site Ph: 0407 744 298, Member of the Professional Historians Association - Qld. Generally only available on weekends. I have my own data projector, laptop and screen
52 ''' History/Social History Chinese in colonial Australia (mortality, funerals, cemeteries, market gardens); Email... Web Site Ph: 0407 744 298
53 ''' History/Social History Chinese-Indigenous families in the Gulf of Carpentaria; Email... Web Site Ph: 0407 744 298
54 ''' History/Social History Death, burial and mourning practices (Victorian era onwards Australia/overseas esp. UK) Email... Web Site Ph: 0407 744 298
55 ''' History/Social History Indigenous family history; Email... Web Site Ph: 0407 744 298
56 ''' History/Social History Military Commemoration (War cemeteries / memorials, ANZAC Day, Canon DJ Garland); Email... Web Site Ph: 0407 744 298
57 ''' History/Social History Mortality patterns; Email... Web Site Ph: 0407 744 298
58 ''' History/Social History wide array of family / local history workshops; Email... Web Site Ph: 0407 744 298
59 MERKLEY, Sharyn Social History The Great Fires of Brisbane 1864 - How they shaped the city and its people Email... Web Site Ph: 33905331; Brisbane-based
60 ''' Writing Writing Family History Email... Web Site Ph: 33905331; Brisbane-based
61 MONSOUR, Dr Anne Immigration/Lebanese History of Lebanese immigration to Australia/Queensland Email... Web Site Ph: 0408063370, (07) 33150604
62 ''' Social History The impact of White Australia Policy and migration settlement policies Email... Web Site Ph: 0408063370, (07) 33150604
63 ''' Women/Lebanese The role of Lebanese women Email... Web Site Ph: 0408063370, (07) 33150604
64 ''' Military/Lebanese Australian Lebanese and the First World War Email... Web Site Ph: 0408063370, (07) 33150604
65 ''' Social History Hawking and shopkeeping as occupations for outsiders Email... Web Site Ph: 0408063370, (07) 33150604
66 ''' Community History Undertaking community history projects including oral histories and exhibitions; family history Email... Web Site Ph: 0408063370, (07) 33150604
67 ''' Social History/Lebanese The role of religion for Lebanese in Australia Email... Web Site Ph: 0408063370, (07) 33150604
68 ''' Social History Race, religion, identity and belonging Email... Web Site Ph: 0408063370, (07) 33150604
69 MOORE, Susan Psychology The Psychology of Family History Email... Web Site Lives in Melbourne but visits Sunshine Coast last week July & 1st week Aug
70 ''' Psychology What makes family historians tick? Email... Web Site Lives in Melbourne but visits Sunshine Coast last week July & 1st week Aug
71 MORGAN, Geoff Research Family history using educational records Email... Web Site QFHS member
72 ''' Research Genealogical Assumptions: Ensuring their validity Email... Web Site QFHS member
73 NUTLEY, Annalies Australia - Convicts A Convict In The Family - Finding Their Story & Recording Their Legacy Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 266 387, Brisbane based
74 ''' Scotland A Jamie Fraser In Your Family - Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 266 387, Brisbane based
75 ''' Cornish A Poldark In Your Family - Tracing Your Cornish Ancestors Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 266 387, Brisbane based
76 ''' Social History Finding the Story of Your Ancestors - Bringing a Name to Life Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 266 387, Brisbane based
77 ''' England Parish Registers in England - Where to Find Them and What They Can Reveal Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 266 387, Brisbane based
78 ''' Research Tragedy & Triumph - The Surprises We Find During Research Email... Web Site Ph: 0422 266 387, Brisbane based
79 RICHARDSON, Duncan History/Social History Beyond Distinguished Gentlemen: Forgotten Voices from Brisbane's mid 19th Century Email... Web Site Ph: 0419 793 113
80 ''' History/Social History Civilising Brisbane - 3 Women who brought the arts, learning and health care to a fledgling city Email... Web Site Ph: 0419 793 113
81 ''' History/Social History Year of Disaster - Brisbane 1864 Email... Web Site Ph: 0419 793 113
82 RYAN, Kay Social History Death Duties Email... Web Site Ph: 0419 790 883
83 ''' Social History Legal history Email... Web Site Ph: 0419 790 883
84 ''' Research Local and family history research Email... Web Site Ph: 0419 790 883
85 ''' Social History Wills and Estates Email... Web Site Ph: 0419 790 883
86 SHERWOOD, Cathie Research Interpreting old handwriting Email... Web Site Ph: 0409 642 499
87 ''' Research Breaking through brick walls Email... Web Site Ph: 0409 642 499
88 ''' Social History British India records Email... Web Site Ph: 0409 642 499
89 ''' Websites Creating family history web sites using WordPress Email... Web Site Ph: 0409 642 499
90 ''' Research Getting the most out of FamilySearch Email... Web Site Ph: 0409 642 499
91 ''' Preservation Identification, restoration and preservation of old photographs Email... Web Site Ph: 0409 642 499
92 ''' Research Irish research especially the Quakers Email... Web Site Ph: 0409 642 499
93 ''' Research Planning your family history research Email... Web Site Ph: 0409 642 499
94 SWAIN, Ann Australian Australian Joint Copying Project Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
95 ''' DNA DNA and ancient migration Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
96 ''' Queensland Queensland Early Pioneers Indexes 1824-1859: 30 years on Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
97 ''' Research Queensland Family History Society - how it can help Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
98 ''' Scotland The mobile Scot Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
99 ''' Biographical Biographical Database of Australia Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
100 ''' Britain; Wills British wills and family history research Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
101 ''' DNA DNA testing and genealogy: the basics Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
102 ''' Research Education records and family history Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
103 ''' Queensland Life in pre-separation Queensland Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
104 ''' Scottish Making the most of Scotland's People Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
105 ''' Queensland; Colonial Queensland pre-separation immigrant settlement Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
106 ''' Scotland Researching Scottish ancestors Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
107 ''' Scottish; Convicts Scottish convicts Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
108 ''' Scottish Scottish wills and sasines Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
109 ''' DNA What do my DNA test results means? Email... Web Site Ph: (07) 3352 5537, Brisbane based
110 WILLIAMS, Pauline Research British ancestors in history: putting their lives in context Email... Web Site Ph: 0402 147 074, Brisbane based
111 ''' Research Fact or fiction: weighing the evidence Email... Web Site Ph: 0402 147 074, Brisbane based
112 ''' Research Occupations: how our ancestors earned their daily bread Email... Web Site Ph: 0402 147 074, Brisbane based
113 ''' Research Researching your family in England and Wales Email... Web Site Ph: 0402 147 074, Brisbane based
114 ''' Research Tracing your female ancestors Email... Web Site Ph: 0402 147 074, Brisbane based
115 ''' Writing Writing a family history Email... Web Site Ph: 0402 147 074, Brisbane based