Helen Nov 2015 120Helen Smith (Queensland) www.dragongenealogy.com

Helen is a speaker, researcher, author with a strong interest in medical and social history. She is a DNA specialist with experience in autosomal, YDNA and mtDNA and is convenor of the Genealogical Society of Queensland’s DNA SIG.

She 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 13 Unlock the Past cruises. She is the author of Death Certificates and Archaic Medical TermsGoogle the Genealogists Friend, many articles for family history journals and contributing author to Brisbane Diseased. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and Genealogical Speakers Guild.

She is researching the surname Quested anywhere, anytime and has registered the name with the Guild of One-Name Studies.

She is also a Molecular Epidemiologist (now retired) specialising in Public Health Microbiology and has a strong interest in infectious diseases and Public Health through the ages with a Graduate Diploma in Public Health, Bachelor Applied Science: Medical Laboratory Science and Associate Diploma in Clinical Laboratory Techniques.

Contact details: HVSresearch@DragonGenealogy.com


Unlock the Past cruises
– 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th & 18th cruises


Helen speaks on a wide range of topics – over 90 in all in the following categories:

  • Australia
  • Research
  • DNA
  • Queensland
  • English research
  • Irish research
  • Online genealogical resources
  • Online and Technology
  • Health History

Click here here for a full list of Helen’s topics.