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RELATIVE DISCOVERIES

Who are you? Where do you come from?

Relative Discoveries can help you discover your ancestors

and build your family tree by;

Researching your family history

Evaluating your information 

Advising and developing a research plan 

Transcribing hard to read documents 

Data entry into a genealogy software program

Teaching you how to begin your research

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BRENDA WHEELER

Professional Genealogist

After several years of researching her own family tree, Brenda enrolled at the National Institute for Genealogical Studies, University of Toronto.  She graduated in English Records, General Methodology and Irish Records.  Brenda has completed the ProGen Study Group course and is a member of the following professional bodies:

Society of Genealogists

National Genealogical Society

South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society

Hervey Bay Family History Association Inc (Life Member)

Brenda is an instructor for the National Institute for Genealogical Studies for the following courses:

English Records

Irish Records

Methodology

Analysis and Skills Mentoring

Transcription, Abstraction and Extraction

She regularly hosts web chat sessions in the above subjects.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Genealogy Essentials: How to Transcribe, Abstract and Extract

Learn how to transcribe, abstract and extract from documents obtained about your ancestors.  These skills are essential to uncover the details of their lives in written records.

 

PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE

Brenda is an acknowledged speaker and has created several presentations ranging from conference presentations to in depth courses.

 

INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY HISTORY (2 DAYS)

A beginners course in researching family history. This covers topics such as:

Beginning family history

Records researched

Methods of recording your family history

BUT I DON'T KNOW THE LANGUAGE (1 HOUR)

Foreign language research, aids to help master the resources with no knowledge of the language.  This talk is aimed at the intermediate researcher who is having trouble understanding overseas documents and how to progress their research despite the language barrier.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX? (1 HOUR)

English parish chest material can vary enormously.  A wealth of resources are available apart from the traditional parish registers.  This talk is a guide to what you could possibly find by exploring the parish chest.

IRISH RESEARCH BEFORE IRELAND (1 HOUR)

This talk is an in depth look at resources available to gain as much information as possible before attempting Irish records.  It is essential in Irish research to know as much as possible about your ancestor an their origins as Irish records can be sparse.

WHAT DOES THAT SAY? (1 HOUR)

Understanding old handwriting (Palaeography) is an art as much as a science.  This talk offers tips and tricks to help decode the way people used to write before SMS messaging.

RESOURCES

Some easy to use templates to get you started

 

PEDIGREE CHART

November 24, 2018

Starting with yourself fill in what you think you know about your ancestors.  Use pencil! It's probably going to change.

FAMILY RECORD SHEET

November 24, 2018

For each family, complete a family record sheet, listing father, mother and all children in birth order (oldest first).  Use pencil! Again it's probably going to change the more you research.

RESEARCH PLANNER

November 24, 2018

Focus on one item of research at a time.  Complete the planner with your research question and possible resources to help find the answers.  Make sure that you keep a note of everything you find and where you found it.

CONTACT
BRENDA WHEELER

Contact Relative Discoveries regarding their published work, course offerings or any other inquires.

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