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.

Download my list of presentations
  • 21 November

    Phillipstown Community Hub - 12.30-2.30pm

    Presentation: Yesterday's Moments

  • 25 November

    Society of Australian Genealogists

    In Search of... DNA Connections

    Workshop - Leeds Method

  • Navigating the AI Frontier

    This series of workshops is designed to demystify artificial intelligence (AI) and reveal its immense potential in family history. Whether you're curious about the latest AI developments, seeking guidance on new trends, or simply need clear explanations of AI applications in genealogical research, this workshop is for you.


    1, 8 & 15 February 2024 @ 7pm Eastern US
    2, 9 & 16 February 2024 @ 1pm NZDT

    Don't miss out - book now 
  • Discover the Power of Spreadsheets for Family History!

    Discover the power of spreadsheets for family history research in this workshop! Organize your genealogical journey with efficient planning, timelines and leverage spreadsheets to analyse DNA data. Plus create family trees to share.


    21 March 2024 @ 5pm PM Eastern US

    22 March 2024 @ 10am NZDT

    (3-hour session with a short break).

    Grab your seat now 

On Demand Webinars

  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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 
  • 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 

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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