Who is Genie1?
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.
I 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).