Ms Frances Ann Cairns

Ms Frances Ann Cairns – Grad Cert Family & Community History CSU; MAAGRA
Special Interests: Genealogy; Family History Charts; Family written histories.
State/Location specialty: New South Wales
Biography:
I started my personal family history research in 1985. In 2009 I obtained a Graduate Certificate in Family and Community History from Charles Sturt University and registered my Genealogy business, Family Fascination, in July 2010. I use Family Tree Maker software to record family history data from which I can compile family history trees. I am a member of the Society of Australian Genealogists and past member of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists and the Illawarra Family History group. I receive regular newsletters from the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Irish Interest Group and Greater London Interest Group. I am a registered reader at the National Library of Australia and am a Justice of the Peace in the State of New South Wales.

email: [email protected]

website: www.familyfascination.com.au

telephone bh: 02 4260 8364 mobile: 0408 415 748

11 North Terrace, Dapto  NSW  2530, Australia

Record Agent and Genealogist

Other Memberships:
  • Society of Australian Genealogists
  • New Zealand Society of Genealogists
  • Irish Interest Group
  • Military History Society
  • Shire Military History Club
  • The Womens Pioneer Society
  • State Library of New South Wales
  • The Royal Australian History Society
  • History Council of New South Wales
Readers’ Tickets:
  • National Library of Australia
  • NSW State Archives

Mr Alistair Kennedy

Mr Alistair Kennedy – B. Business (Acctg); MAAGRA
Special Interests: Family and sporting history publishing.
State/Location specialty: New South Wales
Biography:
Born in Scotland, my family (parents and one older brother) emigrated to Australia in 1961. I am married with three adult children and two grandchildren. Since 1994 I have been a director and business manager of family business, Marque Publishing Company, publishing motoring books and producing Australia’s largest syndicated weekly motoring news column. I have almost 25 years experience in family history research initially with my own and my wife’s families, and since 1997 as a professional researcher. I have written one family history (my wife’s Quinn family) and two cricket club histories.

email: [email protected]gmail.com

telephone bh & ah: (02) 4329 4637  mobile: 0412 060 250

15 Belina Avenue,, WYOMING, NSW 2250, Australia

Record Agent and Genealogist

Ms Susan Lark

Ms Susan Lark – Adv.Dip. LAH; MAAGRA
Special Interests: Family history research, immigration records, convicts and colonial history
State/Location specialty: New South Wales
Biography:
My study of family history stared more than 30 years ago when I began investigating my Tasmanian convict roots. From there I moved on to my Victorian, and NSW ancestors who were a mix of convicts and free settlers. In 1996 I began working as a volunteer at the Kiama Family History Centre and in 2006 took over the role of Manager of the Kiama Family History Centre as Kiama Council’s Family History Officer, a role I held until branching out into my own genealogical consulting business in early 2020.

email:[email protected]

Website: https://kiama-ancestry.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kiamaancestry/
Address: 20 Cooinda Place, Kiama, NSW, 2533

Ms Suzanne Nagel

Ms Suzanne Nagel – BusAdmin Cert IV; Digital Media & Web Technologies; MAAGRA
Special Interests: I have a passion for derelict houses and the lives of the people who lived in them. I also have a special interest in Trove Newspapers and deciphering headstones.
State/Location specialty: New South Wales
Biography:
My focus is on early pioneers and their lives as told through records and digitised newspapers. I build a client’s family on ancestry.com where I store the many Trove articles and other discoveries which is later prepared for printing/publication and presented to the client in booklet form along with the reins to their ancestry tree. I specialise in building interactive/static websites at minimal cost to the client using free platforms.

email: [email protected]

website: http://www.historicalfamilies.com/

PO Box 4455, Dubbo, NW , NSW 2830, Australia
Record Agent and genealogist

Mr Ray Thorburn

Mr Ray Thorburn – FGAA, MAAGRA
Special Interests: UK Social History, Convicts, European Emigration, Adoption, Genetics and the Encouragement of Genealogy in Schools as a Social History Tool.
State/Location specialty: New South Wales
Biography:
Founding director of the Australian Genealogical Education Centre [1988-2066]. Now known as the Kiama Family History Centre [KFHC] it is a local government operation well known for its work in the practical extensions of family history, including school education and genetic research. An experienced communicator, Ray has spoken to various organisations, both in Australia and overseas. Still a member of KFHC volunteer staff, Ray has been awarded the OAM for Services to History. He is an advocate of genealogy being expanded into social history and geography exercise for the benefit and understanding of society.

email: [email protected]

telephone bh: 02 4233 1442

PO Box 64, Kiama, NSW 2533, Australia

Record Agent

Mrs Faye Young

Mrs Faye Young – BA, M Litt (Public History), Dip FHS, MAAGRA
Special Interests: Convicts, Family Histories, Missing persons
State/Location specialty:  New South Wales

Biography: Faye Young is a former Vice President of the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations, and former Councillor of the Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies, the South Australian Genealogy & Heraldry Society, and the Society of Australian Genealogists. She is the author of source books and a history of the Cronulla Surf Lifesaving Club.

email: [email protected]

telephone bh: (02) 9544 6226
Apt 216/86-110 Bellingara Rd, MIRANDA NSW 2228, Australia
Record Agent and Genealogist