Kerry Farmer

Professional Genealogist

Kerry Farmer (New South Wales) Family History Research

Kerry began teaching family history classes in Sydney in 1997, and is now the Director Australian Studies, developing the Australian Records certificate for the internationally recognised National Institute for Genealogical Studies.

Kerry is the author of DNA for genealogists and Arrivals in Australia from 1788. Together with Rosemary Kopittke, Kerry also wrote Which genealogy program?, plus several handy guides, all published by Unlock the Past.

Kerry is a Director on the Board of the Society of Australian Genealogists and convenes their Education Committee. She presents seminars and classes there as well as at other conferences.

Kerry has researched her own family history for over 30 years, researching ancestors predominantly from Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, United States, South Africa, India, Germany, Poland, Norway and Russia. Kerry graduated with a Bachelor of Science and also a Bachelor of Arts


Kerry’s talks – Canberra


Strategies for identifying cousin matches –  Description to come


Tips & tricks for working with DNA – Description to come

To be advised

Topic to be advised –  Decription to come

Kerry’s talks – Sydney


Combining DNA with traditional genealogy techniques – To be advised


GEDmatch – main tools – To be advised


DNA: What constitutes proof? – To be advised