What's hidden in your chromosomes?

DNA & Genealogy


Who is Genie1?

Louise Coakley - BBus, CPA, MBA

My name is Louise Coakley.  I have 18 years of genealogical research experience.  I have been a member of the Genealogical Society of Victoria for more than 14 years, and I am also a member of the Society of Australian Genealogists and the Cairns & District Family History Society.  I have completed the Society of Australian Genealogists Certificate of Genealogical Research course.

I am passionate about helping other people learn to research their families, I love a good challenge and I enjoy solving family mysteries!

I started using genetic genealogy as a research tool 5 years ago.  I spend most of my time promoting its use and spreading awareness amongst genealogists and the wider community.  I have established and lead DNA Interest Groups in Far North Queensland and assisted with others around Australia. 


My childrenI present on Using DNA Testing for Genealogy & Family History, and I provide assistance to others, both in person and online, for individuals and group workshops.

I created and administer the Facebook Groups Using DNA for Genealogy - Australia & NZ and DNA for Genealogy - UK.  I have completed the 'Genetic Genealogy for Professionals' course by Blaine Bettinger.

My professional qualifications include a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Business (Data Processing), and Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).