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Planning your research for 2019

February 2 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

$25 – $40

This course is now booked out but if you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email the Education Coordinator.

Start 2019 with a plan in hand for your family history research, one which can help you to tackle your tough problems. This very practical workshop will take you through the steps in your research planning eg defining your goals, setting tasks, identifying and analysing sources and repositories and documenting the process. How will DNA results figure in your research plan?  What do you need to do to ensure that you have met the Genealogical Proof Standard? This is not a computer course but if you have a laptop or tablet, please bring it along as it will be useful to record outcomes. Numbers are strictly limited.

Presenters: Christine Meehan & Cathie Sherwood

Christine Meehan

Christine is one of GSQ’s most experienced and dedicated library assistant volunteers. She has been researching family history since 1984 and her aim is to use her own knowledge to help others learn more about genealogical research methods, record collections and techniques so that they can then investigate the history of their own family. Christine is also GSQ’s Research Coordinator and in this role she undertakes commissioned research for GSQ members, the general public and organisations such as the Public Trustee of Queensland.

Cathie Sherwood

Passionate about history and addicted to family history, Cathie has been researching her Irish, English and Scottish ancestors for over forty-five years. Cathie is a member of the GSQ Management Committee and currently holds the roles of Education and Web Services Coordinator as well as working as a library assistant one day a week and presenting courses for GSQ. She has managed her own consultancy business and worked in universities for over twenty years, as a lecturer in information technology and education, retiring as an Associate Professor. Cathie has recently completed the Society of Australian Genealogists’ Certificate in Genealogical Research and will commence the Society’s Diploma in Family Historical Studies in 2019. In addition, she holds a Master’s degree in Education (by research), two graduate diplomas in information technology, a Bachelor of Arts and a 3 year Diploma in Teaching.


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February 2
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$25 – $40
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Genealogical Society of QLD
25 Stackpole Street
Wishart, QLD 4122 Australia
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