My name is Danielle Lautrec. I am a genealogy educator and historical researcher living in Sydney Australia.

I love genealogy, history, research and problem solving – and I would love to help you too.

I have tertiary qualifications in history, family history, historical archaeology and town planning. I have an extensive background in research and policy analysis, and until recently I worked at the Society of Australian Genealogists as their Education Officer and the Archives Officer. I continue to support both these functions on a voluntary basis. I give lectures on a variety of subjects, such as research methods and DNA. I also deliver the Society’s Family History Fundamentals course, convene their Caribbean Research Group and Legacy Family Tree Software Group, and help out in the archives.

I love everything genealogical, but my particular interests are DNA based research, local and social history, convicts, early Sydney, improving the research process and sharing family history.

My family origins are a mixture of English, Scottish, Irish, German, Prussian, Swiss, French and Chinese. Information and stories about my family can be viewed at Rustenivy – A History of An Australian Family.