Barbara Toohey (Australian Capital Territory) – genealogy charting
Barb is a member of HAGSOC, an experienced trainer and presenter with a background in teaching and data analysis, and regularly gives presentations at HAGSOC’s New Member Education Sessions.  She is also on the Congress Committee for Congress 2015 that will be hosted by HAGSOC and held in Canberra on 26-30 March 2015.

Barb has a long standing commitment to preserving her family history and created her first family tree and family photo album in her early 20’s.  After a break, she has been actively researching her family history for the last 18 years, with a strong emphasis on early Australian records as well as interests in English, Scottish, Irish, Dutch and German branches of her family.  She has a keen interest in photos and charts.

She has focused on publishing her family history using family tree charts, photographs and stories.   She produces large scale printed charts on continuous roll paper that are enhanced by colour and photos.   She has also produced a DVD, “Life on a Paddlesteamer”, which includes a family collection of 200 postcards; an eBook, “Ancestors in Pictures”; as well as hyperlinked individual stories behind boxes on a chart or faces in a family photograph.  With children who read only on computers, iPads or Smartphones, a book was not an option!

Want to know about charts?  Make the best use of space?  Add some photos?  Print them? Want to get some ideas on how to publish your information in a digital format? Barb’s presentation will provide answers to these questions and introduce you to some new ways to share your family photographs and stories.

Unlock the Past Cruises – 8th & 12th


  • Chart your Family History