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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.

Kerry Farmer

New South Wales

Kerry has researched her own family history for over 30 years, researching ancestors predominantly from Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, United States, South Africa, India, Germany, Poland, Norway and Russia. She a Director on the Board of the Society of Australian Genealogists and convenes their Education Committee. She presents seminars and classes there as well as at other conferences.

Kerry began teaching family history classes in Sydney in 1997, and is now the Director Australian Studies, developing the Australian Records certificate for the internationally recognised National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Kerry is the author of DNA for genealogists and Arrivals in Australia from 1788. Together with Rosemary Kopittke, Kerry also wrote Which genealogy program?, plus several handy guides, all published by Unlock the Past.

Kerry is a Director on the Board of the Society of Australian Genealogists and convenes their Education Committee. She presents seminars and classes there as well as at other conferences.

Kerry has researched her own family history for over 30 years, researching ancestors predominantly from Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, United States, South Africa, India, Germany, Poland, Norway and Russia. Kerry graduated with a Bachelor of Science and also a Bachelor of Arts

Publications

  • Unlock the Past guide books

Kerry

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Big brother is watching: Australian government archives
Kerry Farmer

Find fascinating stories about your ancestors in the documents created by national, state/territory and local governments within Australia. All aspects of life are documented, from education to death, from their military service or occupations to their success or failure in business, detailing where and how they lived. All these provide the material for you to record a richer family history.

Deducing more from your DNA
Kerry Farmer

This presentation shows you how to get more out of testing your DNA, by analysing and organising your DNA matches with the goal of discovering which ancestors passed particular DNA to you. The techniques include clustering and grouping as well as integrating information from the different types of DNA. The presentation will also update you on some new tools available.

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