Shauna Hicks is a Fellow of the Queensland Family History Society. She was awarded a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Australian Society of Archivists and in 2009 Shauna received the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations award for Meritorious Services to Family History. She has been tracing her own family history since 1977.
Shauna worked in government for over 35 years primarily in libraries and archives including the State Library of Queensland, the John Oxley Library in Brisbane, the Queensland State Archives, the National Archives of Australia in Canberra and Public Record Office Victoria. She is currently Director of Shauna Hicks History Enterprises
Shauna is the author of a number of research books published by Unlock the Past, including Family history on the cheap, now in its 2nd edition.
Family history on the cheap
Family history can be an expensive and time consuming hobby, but there are ways to save both time and money. Shauna will be outlining her favourite tips and strategies over three sessions.
Session 1: Essentials looking at home sources, BDMs, both certificates and alternative sources, genealogy societies and family history societies.
Session 2: Overview of websites to make the most of Google, the internet, and social media.
Session 3: Making the most of libraries and archives both in Australia and overseas.