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
If you're in Melbourne on Friday 6 December, why not join me for a Family Tree Time "tips and tales" talk, hosted by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. (The RHSV is a bit of a hidden treasure I reckon, I've been a fan ever since I visited many years ago and discovered their unique resources.)
It's a chance to grab some timesaving family history tips, hear some tales about my freelance research for a few episodes of that series we all love, Who Do You Think You Are? (SBS), and settle back with a cuppa for a Q&A session, as I help you start or continue with your important family history research ...before it's too late.
I'll also be available for book signings, with How to Get More Family Tree Time - Tips for the Time Poor! on special for the event price of only $25.
When: Friday 6 December 2013
Time: 2.30pm to 4pm
Where: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett St, Melbourne (VIC)
Cost: $15 RHSV members/$20 non-members. Includes Afternoon Tea, and free handouts.
Bookings ESSENTIAL. Phone (03) 9326 9288 or email
More info: http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/
See you there!
What a treat - I'm honoured to be one of the first Guest Speakers at this exciting new venue, the Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre. Whether you're a beginner at family history, or have been researching for months or years, join me for a big afternoon of timesaving tips, stories from my freelance research work on Who Do You Think You Are?, free handouts and book signings (my tips book will be on sale for just $25), and you'll have a chance at winning my Family Tree Time Prize Pack, including copies of the fabulous Inside History magazine. Plus it's a great chance to take a look around before my talk starts, to plan your next research trip to the Heritage Centre, which is what I'LL be doing!
"Located in the iconic former Post Office building opposite the South Melbourne Town Hall, the Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre will offer expanded library services and a new focus for local history research and cultural heritage programs."
When: Saturday 30 November 2013Time: 1.00pmWhere: Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre, 195 Bank St, South Melbourne (VIC) Cost: Entry is free, but bookings are ESSENTIAL - phone (03) 9209 6611More info: http://library.portphillip.vic.gov.au/Whats_on/Library_events/Family_trees_with_Megan_Gibson
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!
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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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