Helen V. Smith

Helen is a speaker, researcher and author and has been researching family history since 1986 in Australia, England, Ireland and Wales with forays into other areas of the world chasing after mobile family members.

She has spoken in every state and territory in Australia, and internationally in New Zealand, Canada, USA, England and aboard the Unlock the Past cruises.

Helen V. Smith

Helen is a speaker, researcher and author and has been researching family history since 1986 in Australia, England, Ireland and Wales with forays into other areas of the world chasing after mobile family members.

She has spoken in every state and territory in Australia, and internationally in New Zealand, Canada, USA, England and aboard
the Unlock the Past cruises.

My Story

I’ve been researching my family since 1986 when Mum lamented the fact she had never known her Grandfather, George Howard Busby. I found some information and a newspaper photo of him, was hooked and have been addicted ever since. As my father was born in England I have had 30+ years experience researching in England and Australia, particularly Queensland with forays into Wales, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, USA and New Zealand.

I am researching the surname Quested anywhere, anytime and have registered the name with the Guild of One-Name Studies and with the Surname Society.

I’ve spoken to a wide variety of audiences nationally (every state/territory in Australia) and internationally including Who Do You Think You Are? Live London,  New Zealand, Canada, USA (FGS and RootsTech) and around New Zealand. She has also spoken on 10 Unlock the Past cruises.

I established HVSresearch in 2011 with lecturing, writing, client research in Queensland, health histories. I also have a part-time position in conference organising with Unlock the Past Genealogy and History cruises: www.unlockthepastcruises.com

Along with a full time day job as a Molecular Epidemiologist specialising in Public Health Microbiology, my 30 years experience in this field, has given me a strong interest in infectious diseases and Public Health through the ages.

I have an extensive genealogical reference library (Australian and English resources) and am resident in Brisbane with access to Queensland State Archives, Queensland State Library, Brisbane City Council Archives among others.

Helen is the convenor of the Genealogical Society of Queensland’s DNA SIG.

Qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Public Health

Bachelor Applied Science: Medical Laboratory Science

Associate Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Techniques

Diploma of Management

Diploma of Business

Diploma of Family History Studies

Member of

•  Genealogical Society of Queensland

•  Queensland Family History Society

•  Oxfordshire Family History Society

•  Kent Family History Society

•  Society of Australian Genealogists

•  National Genealogical Society

•  Guild of One Name Studies (registered name Quested)
and is the Queensland Regional Representative for the Guild

 

•  The Surname Society

•  Society for One Place Studies

•  Association of Professional Genealogists

•  Genealogical Speakers Guild

•  International Society of Family History

•  Writers and Editors

Qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Public Health

Bachelor Applied Science: Medical Laboratory Science

Associate Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Techniques

Diploma of Management

Diploma of Business

Diploma of Family History Studies

Member of

•  Genealogical Society of Queensland

•  Queensland Family History Society

•  Oxfordshire Family History Society

•  Kent Family History Society

•  Society of Australian Genealogists

•  National Genealogical Society

•  Guild of One Name Studies (registered name Quested)
and is the Queensland Regional Representative for the Guild

•  The Surname Society

•  Society for One Place Studies

•  Association of Professional Genealogists

•  Genealogical Speakers Guild

•  International Society of Family History

•  Writers and Editors

 

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Contact Me

hvsresearch@dragongenealogy.com
www.dragongenealogy.com

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Contact Me

hvsresearch@dragongenealogy.com
www.dragongenealogy.com