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Michelle Patient

Talking Family History co-host
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New Zealand

Michelle Patient is a co-host for "Talking Family History" and DNA Consultant on SBS TV’s "Every Family Has a Secret". A genealogist, computer geek, methodology and DNA enthusiast, her personal research covers a wide range of British Isles Diasporas and early Down Under research.

ABOUT THIS SPEAKER

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Michelle

Michelle Patient is a genealogist, computer geek, and DNA enthusiast, with qualifications in Chemistry, Geology and Family History. Growing up with a grandmother whose family stories, photographs, and memorabilia sparked her life-long interest in genealogy. In 1987 Michelle began  searching for her English half-sister, and in 2005 she reconnected her mother with her birth family.

With ancestry ranging from Deep English on her paternal side, with early Australian military and convicts, Australian & New Zealand early colonists on her maternal side, through to post-WWII British Royal Naval Support, her personal research covers a wide range of British Isles Diasporas and early Down Under research. She has separated facts from fiction, uncovering stories of will disputes, adoptions, children being given away, bankruptcies, and murder-suicides.

Adding DNA research to her genealogy tool kit has increased the range of Michelle’s methods,revealing skeletons, and breaking down many brick walls. Michelle volunteers for several genealogical societies, is a member of APG and is one of the DNA consultants behind the Australian SBS TV series Every Family has a Secret and co-hosts Talking Family History with Fiona Brooker.

PRESENTATIONS

Talks by

Michelle

Day 1 | Tuesday
10:30 am
Exploring ThruLines™ and Theories of Relativity™
Livestreamed
Lyceum Theatre
50
min
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DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
Michelle Patient
10:30 am
Exploring ThruLines™ and Theories of Relativity™
Workshop
10:30 am
Michelle Patient
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
50
min
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Lyceum Theatre
Day 2 | Wednesday
4:00 pm
Comparing Ancestry, FindMyPast, MyHeritage and FamilySearch
Livestreamed
Sovereign Theatre
60
min
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DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
Michelle Patient
4:00 pm
Comparing Ancestry, FindMyPast, MyHeritage and FamilySearch
Workshop
4:00 pm
Michelle Patient
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
60
min
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Sovereign Theatre
Day 3 | Thursday
10:30 am
Reviewing your research
Livestreamed
How to get past that roadblock in your tree
Sovereign Theatre
50
min
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DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
Michelle Patient
10:30 am
Reviewing your research
Workshop
How to get past that roadblock in your tree
10:30 am
Michelle Patient
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
50
min
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Sovereign Theatre
Day 4 | Friday
1:30 pm
We remember...
Livestreamed
Phoenix Theatre
50
min
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DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
Michelle Patient
1:30 pm
We remember...
Workshop
1:30 pm
Michelle Patient
DNA
Australia & New Zealand
Researching Abroad
TBA
Methodology & General
50
min
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Phoenix Theatre
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Michelle

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Carol Becker
United States
Married to a genealogist (Paul Milner)
James Beidler
United States
German genealogy
Mia Bennett
England
English & DNA expert
Kelli Bergheimer
United States
Writer, teacher, editor and speaker
Blaine Bettinger
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DNA expert
Kevin Borland
United States
Genetic genealogy
Fiona Brooker
New Zealand
Professional Genealogist
Angie Bush
United States
DNA expert
Maurice Gleeson
England
DNA & Irish expert
Daniel Horowitz
Israel
Genealogy expert at MyHeritage
Paul Milner FUGA, M.Div.
United States
British Isles expert
Alan R. Moorhouse
England
One name studies & UK research
Michelle Patient
New Zealand
Talking Family History co-host
Chris Paton
Scotland
Scottish & Irish expert
David Rencher
United States
Irish & FamilySearch expert
Judy Russell
United States
Methodology expert
Donna Rutherford
England
DNA expert
Wayne Shepheard
Canada
Sue Swalwell
England
A hunter of stories
Dr Penny Walters
England
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QLD
Internationally-acclaimed author and speaker
Louise Coakley
QLD
Genetic genealogist
Kerry Farmer
NSW
DNA, Australia, Scotland
Shauna Hicks
QLD
Archivist, speaker, author
Mel Hulbert
NSW
Educator and researcher, specialising in DNA
Jenny Joyce
NSW
Lecturer, teacher & writer
Eric Kopittke
QLD
German research expert
Rosemary Kopittke
QLD
Speaker, editor, author
Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart
TAS
Social historian
Dr Perry McIntyre AM
NSW
Immigration to NSW of single females during the Irish Famine
Jason Reeve
NSW
Ancestry Content Manager
Helen Smith
QLD
Professional genealogist

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