About me

The history of a family can be so much more interesting than lists of names and dates. Finding their stories helps us understand and empathise with our ancestors’ struggles and achievements. If you need help, Kerry Farmer can assist with professional research to find not only details about their marriages and children, but also the sundry documents that provide insights into their lives.

Teaching family history classes since 1997, I am on the Education Committee of the Society of Australian Genealogists, and present seminars and classes there as well as at adult education colleges and elsewhere.  Links to course notes and useful URLs may be found on my website at http://familyhistoryresearch.com.au.

I teach classes in Australian and UK research and  have also presented classes in Norwegian and Jewish research, as well as how DNA can help with genealogical puzzles. I currently teach online courses in “Australian and New Zealand Genealogy” through the National Institute of Genealogical Studies (http://www.genealogicalstudies.com).

I worked for many years designing, writing and testing computer software. My tertiary qualifications include a BSc (Computer Science and Pure Mathematics) and a BA (Literature). I am currently the Coordinator of The Master Genealogist User Group, Sydney.

In 2010, with Rosemary Kopittke I wrote Which Genealogy Program?, published by Unlock The Past, and available through Gould Genealogy & Heraldry (http://www.gould.com.au). This publication helps family historians choose the most appropriate genealogy software for their needs.

"Which Genealogy Program?"


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