Family History Talks, Seminars and Conferences

This is a list of genealogy and family events that I am involved with either as an attendee or a speaker and others that I think may be of relevance to those interested in family history or the Swalwell surname.

24th September 2022: Genealogical Society of Queensland. Life in Victorian Britain Seminar. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.


The talk explores the rules of law and their enforcement in England during the reign of Queen Victoria. It is a case study of one family who left a strong imprint on the records of the courts of that era. The story revealed is of a family’s changing fortunes and a family structure comprising the good, the bad and the ugly of Victorian Society.

Further details available: Life in Victorian Britain Seminar – GSQ

15th October 2022: Guild of One-Name Studies. A Web Presence for Your One-Name Study Seminar.

Live event at Beauchamp College, Ridgeway, Oadby, Leicester, Leicestershire LE2 5TP

There will be three parallel streams, Options for a Web Presence, Establishing Your Web Presence and Enhancing Your Web Presence.  The seminar will cover different options for getting your first web presence, Guild profiles, different types of websites, TNG (The Next Generation), WordPress, and the Members Website Project.

Further details available: Seminar events (

8th-11th November 2022: Family History Down Under. Hiding in the Chancery Cupboard.

Live and Online. Castle Hill RSL club, 77 Castle Street, Castle Hill, NSW 2154

Overview: 4 days

  • The main program will be across three theatres, with a separate room for workshops
  • Recordings will be available for view to 28 February 2023

Tracks: 4 tracks – each running across multiple days

  • DNA: Genetic Genealogy
  • Researching Abroad
  • Australia & New Zealand
  • Methodology & General

Further details: Family History Down Under 2022 | Home (