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Louise Coakley

Genetic genealogist
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QLD

Louise’s specialty is helping people use and interpret their DNA results, with a focus on and expertise in unknown parentage and investigative genetic genealogy cases. Louise consults and educates on genetic genealogy, and she created and leads the popular Facebook group Using DNA for Genealogy – Australia & NZ.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER

More about

Louise

Louise started her career working with big business data and now works with DNA data and family trees to solve complex genealogical relationship puzzles.

Louise started family history research 25 years ago and started using DNA as a research tool in 2011. She established one of the first DNA Interest Groups in Australia, and she created and leads the popular Facebook group Using DNA for Genealogy – Australia & NZ. Her website contains DNA resources to guide beginners, she regularly presents on genetic genealogy, and manages or co-administers several other DNA groups and projects. Louise was a DNA speaker at the DNA Down Under roadshow in 2019.

Louise offers online DNA consultations at genie1.au to guide and coach clients to explore, interpret and apply their DNA results to their unique family situations. She specialises in the identification of close biological relatives for private clients, and investigative genetic genealogy for law enforcement.

As well as being a member of several local family history groups and online genealogy associations, Louise is also a member of the Society of Australian Genealogists (she holds a SAG Certificate in Genealogical Research), the International Society of Genetic Genealogists, and  the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Louise lives in Queensland, originally coming from Victoria. Her background is in business systems and data analytics, and her professional qualifications include a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business (Data Processing), and she is a Certified Practising Accountant.

PRESENTATIONS

Talks by

Louise

Day 1 | Tuesday
Day 1 | Tuesday
1:30 pm
Tips for working with speculative trees on Ancestry
Livestreamed
Lyceum Theatre
50
min
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DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
Louise Coakley
1:30 pm
Tips for working with speculative trees on Ancestry
Livestreamed
Lyceum Theatre
50
min
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DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
Louise Coakley
1:30 pm
Tips for working with speculative trees on Ancestry
Workshop
1:30 pm
Louise Coakley
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
50
min
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Lyceum Theatre
Day 2 | Wednesday
Day 2 | Wednesday
4:00 pm
Upskilling your genetic genealogy knowledge
Livestreamed
Sovereign Theatre
60
min
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DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
Louise Coakley
4:00 pm
Upskilling your genetic genealogy knowledge
Livestreamed
Sovereign Theatre
60
min
LEARN MORE
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
Louise Coakley
4:00 pm
Upskilling your genetic genealogy knowledge
Workshop
4:00 pm
Louise Coakley
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
60
min
LEARN MORE
Sovereign Theatre
Day 3 | Thursday
Day 3 | Thursday
2:30 pm
Investigative genetic genealogy
Livestreamed
How your DNA can help identify human remains and solve cold cases
Lyceum Theatre
60
min
LEARN MORE
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
Louise Coakley
2:30 pm
Investigative genetic genealogy
Livestreamed
How your DNA can help identify human remains and solve cold cases
Lyceum Theatre
60
min
LEARN MORE
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
Louise Coakley
2:30 pm
Investigative genetic genealogy
Workshop
How your DNA can help identify human remains and solve cold cases
2:30 pm
Louise Coakley
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
60
min
LEARN MORE
Lyceum Theatre
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