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Bringing our Ancestors to Life: Janice Cooper & Sue Reid

April 29 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM AEST

$20.00 – $30.00

Janice Cooper – Janice’s earliest colonial ancestors arrived in NSW within the first 25 years of European settlement. Her presentation will outline the approach she took in planning, researching and writing about the lives of these seven colonial women and men. The result is her publication titled Unimaginable futures. Lamb, Ezzy, Irwin and Skuthorp families.

Sue Reid – Social history looks at the lived experience of the past. In this session, Sue will discuss some of the sources she used to research the ‘lived experiences of her family for her book, The Issue of Gentlemen. Using this book, she will show how she incorporated this into her writing.
This book, which took second place in the 2021 Alexander Henderson Awards, was described by the judges as a portrait of a family in England rising into the middle class and a well-researched and highly detailed account of three generations of the Mills family.


Janice Cooper

Janice Cooper’s interest in history, including her family history, began as a child. Following a career in education, she trained to become a professional historian to focus on local history as well as continuing her family history. She has published several local history books, articles and blogs on family and local history and is developing a local history website.




Sue Reid

Sue Reid’s family history journey was inspired when a cousin gave her a copy of a diary written by an ancestor who was a missionary in Russia in the early nineteenth century.
Sue has presented at family history conferences and seminars, including the three most recent Australasian Congresses on Genealogy and Heraldry, the State Library of Queensland, and the National Archives of Australia. She is the author of articles on family history published in local and overseas family history journals and other publications. She has recently published a family history, The issue of gentlemen. This book was placed second in the 2021 Alexander Henderson Award. A Fellow of the Queensland Family History Society, she convenes the QFHS Family History Writing Group and is the Chair of the QFHS Education Sub-Committee. In addition, she served on the Management Committee of QFHS for thirteen years.


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April 29
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM AEST
$20.00 – $30.00
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Virtually via Zoom
QLD Australia


(07) 3349 6072
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