Workshops & Presentations

I love sharing the joy of family history and teaching you how to get further with and share your research.

Looking for a speaker?

I have a range of interactive workshops and presentations that can fill one hour or multiple hours.

Available in person or virtually around the world.

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  • July

    12-13 - NZSG Nelson Branch

    Workshop - Past Encounters

    Workshop - Clustering your DNA Matches

    Workshop - Working with your Clusters

    Presentation - 5 Tools for Organising Your DNA Matches

    Presentation - DNA - What Next?

    Contact the branch for more information

    15 July - Society of Genealogists (UK)

    Webinar: Professional Corner: AI & Your Genealogy Business

    Book here

    19 & 26 July - Family History Academy with Andrew Redfern

    Virtual Workshop - Delving Deeper: AI & Family History [NEW]
    More details below

  • August

    9-11 - Auckland Family History Expo

    Presentation - Unlocking the legacy: Researching family heirlooms [NEW]

    Presentation - Family History in the AI Era

    More details here.

    14 - NZSG Riccarton Branch

    Presentation - The Time Travelling Genealogist

    16 - Family History Academy with Andrew Redfern

    Virtual Workshop - AI Masterclass: Elevate Your Family History.

    More details below

    24 - Wellington Family History Month Event

    Presentations - TBC

    31 - Canterbury Genealogy

    The Ultimate Organising Workshop (Part 1)

    A practical workshop with a mix of teaching and doing.

  • September

    7 - Canterbury Genealogy

    The Ultimate Organising Workshop (Part 2)

    A practical workshop with a mix of teaching and doing.

    21 - APG Professional Management Conference with Andrew Redfern

    • Presentation - Building your Digital Crew: Enhancing Your Genealogy Business with AI & Tech [NEW]
  • September - November

    12 Sep - 14 Nov - Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG)

    Foundations: The Research Process

    Virtual Workshop - Using AI Tools in Genealogy Research [NEW]

    More details 
  • October

    1 - NZSG Te Awamutu Branch

    Webinar: TBC

    9 - Family History Academy

    Virtual Workshop - Spreadsheet Mastery: Advanced Tools for Family History [NEW]

    More details below.

    23 - U3A Ellesmere

    Presentation - The Magic of DNA

  • November

    22-24 - Escape to the Past

    Family History Retreat

    Christchurch

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  • Advanced AI for Family History

    With Andrew Redfern

    Explore the transformative power of AI in genealogy with these specialized courses, designed for flexibility and depth.

    You can choose one course or both.

    Delving Deeper: AI and Family History

    AI Masterclass: Elevate Your Family History

    When you register for the bundled package, there is an exclusive opportunity to save $30 USD. Each course stands on its own, providing unique insights and advanced techniques, but together, they create a comprehensive journey through the world of AI-enhanced family history research.

    Book the Bundle 
  • Delving Deeper: AI and Family History

    With Andrew Redfern

    Explore the transformative power of AI in genealogy with these specialized courses, designed for flexibility and depth.

    Dive deeper into the world of AI and family history with our next step course! Whether you’re building on the knowledge gained from our beginner series or stepping into the world of artificial intelligence for genealogy for the first time, this course is meticulously designed to unlock the potential of AI in your genealogical research.

    When:

    18 and 25 July 2024 @ 7pm Eastern US
    19 and 26 July 2024 @ 11am NZST

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  • AI Masterclass: Elevate Your Family History

    With Andrew Redfern

    Step into the forefront of genealogical innovation with our masterclass on advanced AI techniques, designed to revolutionize your family history projects. This 2.5-hour session is crafted for those with some prior experience with AI, offering a comprehensive guide to integrating cutting-edge artificial intelligence into your family history endeavours.

    When:

    15 August 2024 @ 6pm Eastern US
    16 August 2024 @ 10am NZST

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  • Spreadsheet Mastery: Advanced Tools for Family History

    Dive into advanced techniques to organise, analyse, and visualise your genealogical data effectively. Unlock the potential of spreadsheets to streamline your research, manage vast amounts of information, and uncover hidden connections in your ancestry.

    When:

    8 October 2024 @ 6pm Eastern US

    9 October 2024 @ 11am NZDT

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On Demand Webinars

  • Exciting Discoveries: Organising Your Family History

    Are you wanting to get your family history research organised? Join Fiona as she takes you step by step the process of setting up a system that works for both physical and digital records including your DNA records. Explore other material that you may have also hoarded… whoops I mean collected… and get some tips on staying organised.

    Watch here 
  • Filing – Unlocking Order in Chaos

    Learn how to capture and organize your digital information better. We’ll talk about folders, downloading, the snipping tool, creating files and tags. But most importantly you need practice consistency across all these actions.

    Watch here 
  • A Step Through Time(lines)

    Timelines are a great tool for gathering together your research on an ancestor and their family. Learn tips and tricks on creating these and using them in your research and when you publish your family story.

    Watch here 
  • Slow Down - Planning Your Research

    It’s so exciting! You’ve just received a new certificate and have new family names. There’s so much new research to do and before you know it it’s 2am and somehow you missed dinner. Finding new family can be exciting, but sometimes it pays to slow down and plan your research.

    Watch Here 
  • The Bones - New Zealand Civil Registration

    Birth, Marriage and Death information provides the bones of our family history skeleton from which we hang the rest of our research about a person. Learn more about the New Zealand records that give your research structure.

    Watch here 
  • Finding Families in New Zealand

    We don’t have any major collections of census records in New Zealand, so how else can you find families in New Zealand. Looking at the use of electoral rolls and school records to add to your family history.

    Watch here 
  • Encounters - Our Immigrant Ancestors

    Learn about 19th and 20th century sources for finding your ancestors’ arrival in New Zealand.

    Watch here 
  • The 1939 Register for Family Historians

    Following on from the declaration of War, on September 29th 1939, the details of the population of Great Britain and Northern Ireland were recorded and identity cards were issued. Findmypast (and others) has published the registers for England and Wales. This talk will look at searching the 1939 Register and what to do with the information you find.

    Watch here 
  • Four Sources for New Zealand Family History

    Beyond Births, Deaths and Marriages, this talk looks at four sources for tracing your New Zealand family. Covering: Cemetery Research, Probates & Wills, Shipping to New Zealand and Newspapers

    Watch here 
  • Four More Sources for New Zealand Family History

    Looking at The Cyclopedia of New Zealand, New Zealand Electoral Roll's, the 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition and World War I military records.

    Watch here 
  • Another Four Sources for New Zealand Family History

    Looking at Intentions to Marry, Parish Registers, The New Zealand Police Gazette and The Wilson Collection.

    Watch here 
  • Four Further Sources for New Zealand Family History

    Looking at Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHR's), Naturalisation, Health and Welfare Records and Maps.

    Watch here 

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Rootstech

It was great to be on the Rootstech virtual stage in 2021 and 2022.

I have multiple talks, a workshop and with my Talking Family History co-creator, Michelle Patient and guests a colleciton of "Ask Us" sessions.

These sessions are all freely available.

Watch my sessions here