Welcome! I'm Megan and I'm here to help family tree climbers beat the "I'm too busy" blues. That's why I started Family Tree Time, especially after I didn't take my own advice years ago - I never visited that old aunt, who took many family stories to the grave.
As a Freelance Researcher on episodes of Who Do You Think You Are? (Aust) and as a nationally published writer (eg Inside History magazine), I know how to work fast yet smart, whether you want me to
I work to your budget and your schedule (even after work or weekends). I invite you to explore my website, and contact me to take those first steps in starting or progressing with your family tree
It's almost here - the NEW series of everyone's favourite tv show! Celebrate with Megan Gibson, a freelance researcher who worked on several earlier episodes:
*Rare Behind-the-Scenes stories*Megan's research secrets - it's not all on the internet*How to get the most out of your family history society even if your ancestors aren't from Young!*Pick some brains at a Q&A session with Megan and the President of the Young & District Family History Group*Delicious homebaked Afternoon Tea and a cuppa*Especially for history lovers, beginners & Rusty Researchers* Get Megan to personally sign her book How To Get More Family Tree Time – Tips for the Time Poor!, which will be available for the special price of $25
* Read what people have to say about Megan’s talks on our Testimonials page
When: Saturday 03 May 2014Where: Young & District Family History Group Library, 2 Campbell St, Young NSW 2594 Time: 1pm to 4pmInvestment: $20 includes a Country Afternoon Tea, handouts, and your chance to win the door prizeBookings: Tickets from M&M's Music Studio, 2/52-66 Boorowa St, Young, or phone (02) 6382 2836, limited seats available.
Want to do your family tree but don't know where to start? Or maybe you need a refresher session?Save time and money - invite Megan Gibson, an experienced family tree author and freelance researcher (including episodes of Who Do You Think You Are?) to your living room table for a hands-on informative and fun Family Tree Time Home Visit along with a group of up to three friends or family.
"The home visit was fabulous! The three of us could relax in the comfort of home and share Megan's attention without concern about monopolising her. The information we received and the progress made in that environment was inspiring. Itching to get her back!" Fiona, ACT, home visit, Nov 2013"It was great to draw on Megan's expertise in a small group. It meant that the information could be tailormade to my searches. It was like having my own personal consultant!" Sue, ACT, home visit, Nov 2013
Strictly limited dates including:Canberra/ACT region in April 2014;Brisbane/Sunshine Coast in June 2014.Other dates/locations negotiable but Megan's diary is filling fast.
Phone for details on 0410 635 578 or email ...before it's too late
AvailabilityAs I am only able to work part-time (due to health and carer responsibilities), my main focus is on writing further books and articles, and doing the odd talk at genealogy and history events. I will only be taking on a minimum amount of client research until further notice. However, if you do require a researcher (family history, community history etc), please send me an email outlining what you require, and I will let you know if I am in a position to be able to take on your project or not.
Social MediaI don't operate on social media at present, as Family Tree Time or as Megan Gibson. As a small part-time business, the main focus of my limited hours has to be completing writing and research for my clients.
To me, posting irregularly on social media is worse than not posting at all. I am just being realistic and honest about my resources, I am not (yet!) a big organisation with a whole Social Media Department!
There's plenty of people in the genealogy and family history world already tweeting and blogging, so there's no shortage of news and information out there for family tree fans. (Google my friends at Inside History magazine for a start.)
"We recently received a copy of "How To Get More Family Tree Time" by Megan Gibson. Megan is a freelance researcher who has done work for private clients, as well as researching several episodes of the Australian series 'Who Do You Think You Are?' - no doubt her work in TV production led to many of the tips in this book!The tips - and there are 50 of them - are divided into well organised chapters that make the book a great reference tool as well as a pleasing cover-to-cover read. Each suggested time-saving maxim is supported by practical, personal experience from Megan, so you get to see how these things translate into the real world.But it's not just for the time poor genealogist. This book is also great for beginners as it's packed with useful information for those starting out. So if this sounds like a book you or someone you know would be interested in - Christmas is just around the corner..." Book Review, ancestry.com.au e-newsletter, Nov 2010
'How To Get More Family Tree Time - Tips for the Time Poor!' is THE book for anyone who doesn’t have
enough time to research their family tree, by Freelance TV Researcher Megan Gibson (incl episodes of 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Australia).
Read and USE this practical book. Buy it now and start saving time today!
Only available here online, at Family Tree Time workshops, or at selected family history groups.
A personal & practical gift for someone you know. Or just for yourself!
Find out more or buy your copy now! We use the secure PayPal payment system - more information on our Shopping Time Online Store page. "PayPal enables you to pay without sharing your financial information with sellers."
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"Hi Megan, your newsletters are so interesting and refreshing. Looking forward to some more helpful hints. All the best." (Julie, Inverell)
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Dear Megan - The last week was just too busy and now coming down to earth I must tell you how amazed I am over your find and cannot thank you enough. It is quite fascinating…
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