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Personal  tuition

All personal tuition modules take the most effective and proven approach of "Explain; Demonstrate; Practice".  I explain the concept; demonstrate to show you how; then you practice using practical examples.

Getting started in family history research


This 2.5 hour session is conducted in the comfort of your own home and covers:

  • The basics of family history;

  • Essential online databases for beginners;

  • Free family history resources in the A.C.T. or your region of interest;

  • Where to next.

What you will need:  a computer connected to the internet and a notebook and pen if you like to take notes.  Rest assured though that I will provide you with notes covering all the major points we discuss. It will also be helpful to gather any  information and documents you have before hand.  We will use or refer to them during the module.

Hands on commercial database tutorial

$90 per module  or  $170 for two modules  or  $250 for three modules

Few people conducting family history research do so without using one or more of the major commercial databases on the internet.  These two hour training modules will either get you started or improve your efficiency in using the world's biggest online commercial (i.e. pay to view) resources.  

  • Introduction to Ancestry  

  • Introduction to FindMyPast

  • Introduction to FamilySearch

  • Efficient searching of Ancestry

  • Efficient searching in FindMyPast

What you will need:  a laptop or desktop computer connected to the internet.

Searching Australian newspapers online in Trove


Trove is a key resource for family historians researching Australian relatives. Yet many people do not find it immediately intuitive to use.  In an hour I will have you up and running using this essential (and free) online resource.

What you will need:  a laptop or desktop computer connected to the internet.


Important note

Ipads, tablets and mobile phones are not suitable devices for this type of one-to-one training.

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