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Other services

I offer a range of other services including:

Oral Histories

$45 per hour - minimum 4 hours

Conducting an oral history interview involves the skill of asking the right questions, the art of careful listening and the ability to accurately transcribe the interview for a readable document to accompany the audio file. It also requires the art of gently bringing the person back if they wander off topic.

In oral histories – particularly those related to family history – questions tend to be quite personal with the interviewer asking sensitive and sometimes probing questions about somebody’s intimate past. You can be sure I will do this with great respect and sensitivity.

What you can expect:  

  • An initial consultation about the individual being interviewed and the topic.

  • Researching and developing relevant questions.

  • Forwarding you the list of questions before hand (optional if you prefer not to know in advance). 

  • A copy of Oral History Australia - Guidelines of Ethical Practice.

  • A consent form requesting the individual's permission to conduct the interview.

  • An interview at your desired location with the individual.

  • An audio file of the interview.

  • A transcription of the interview. (Fortunately, I'm a fast touch typist.)

  • Audio and transcription files emailed to you unless they prove too big in which case, they will be provided on a thumb drive (at an additional cost of $15 including postage).

Speaking engagements


A one-hour presentation within 15 km of the Canberra CBD.

Speaking engagements further afield are welcome and I will provide you with a free quote which includes travel costs.

Organising and documenting your family information in a database or timeline

$45 per hour

Some clients have inherited a treasure trove of family history information and artifacts but do not have the time, inclination or skills to organise and document it.  Yet neither do they want to just throw it away and are looking for someone to do the hard yards for them. I would be delighted to help you with this important project.

Need something else?

Family history research is such a broad topic and there are so many ways to slice and dice the work into manageable and affordable chunks. If you don't see precisely what you are looking for on these pages, please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your specific needs.

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