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COVID-19 Update

In the wake of Covid-19 difficulties in hosting a live event, we are currently restructuring FHDU 2021 for a virtual event.

Sadly, the ongoing COVID-19 saga has caught up with FHDU 2021. We have reluctantly decided to change our in-person event into a fully virtual online event instead. We were all looking forward to a real, live, in-person event. Unfortunately, that is not to be.

But this gives us the opportunity to significantly re-format FHDU 2021. We are looking at this as a positive opportunity. We can now bring a significantly more valuable event to people around the globe.

Charlotte Sale


Charlotte has been the convener of the Welsh special interest group of the Queensland Family History Society since 2014. She is also an executive member of the Society’s management committee. She regularly presents on researching the Welsh as well as other topics.

Charlotte is the convenor of the Welsh special interest group of the Queensland Family History Society (QFHS), taking this role in 2014. She regularly gives presentations to the Welsh group, which meets every two months. She is also an executive member of the QFHS management committee in roles including Vice President and Secretary.

She is a regular presenter at QFHS and elsewhere, with topics including the Genealogical Proof Standard, the use of social media for family history, researching your Italian ancestors, using FamilySearch, and others. She is a presenter and tutor in the twice-yearly QFHS course “Finding Your family: A beginner’s course in research”.

At present Charlotte is enrolled in the Diploma in Family Historical Studies with the Society of Australian Genealogists (SAG). She was awarded a Certificate in Genealogical Research from SAG in 2018. Charlotte completed the Professional Learning Certificate in Australian Records with the National Institute for Genealogical Studies in 2017. She is a 2016 alumnus of the ProGen study group, a self-study program enhanced by peer-review of assignments based on chapters from Professional Genealogy: A manual for researchers, writers, editors, lecturers and librarians, edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills.

Charlotte has a long professional background in organisational change, research and communication. More importantly, she is the holder of family stories for her family, near and far, and regularly swaps granny snaps with her first, second and third cousins in Australia, the UK, Italy, Spain and South Africa


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Chapel and Church in Wales
Charlotte Sale

This talk briefly describes church and nonconformism and the major challenges for a genealogist in locating baptisms, marriages and burials in Wales.

Agricultural labourers in 19th C. Wales
Charlotte Sale

An overview of the life and lifestyle of Welsh agricultural labourers in the 19th century, including habitations, diet, wages, migration and agitation for change.

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