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Jill Ball - GeniAus

Jill, now an amateur genealogist, has been a librarian, teacher and, most recently, Head of Information Technology in a Sydney Independent School. In 2011 Jill was honoured with Life membership of School Library Association NSW for her work in education.

This connected Granny uses Web 2.0 tools including Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Picasa, and Blogger to communicate with genealogists and family members around the globe. She shares her passion for integrating technology with genealogy through her blogs, GeniAus and Android Genealogy, and with presentations in Australia and internationally. GeniAUS' Hangouts on Air in which she conducts online learning activities for switched on family historians are Jill's latest endeavour in the world of Social Media.

Jill was an Official Blogger for the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Rootstech Conferences in Salt Lake City and the 13th Australian Genealogy Congress in Adelaide. She has written several articles for Inside History Magazine and Unlock the Past.

Jill is a member of The Society of Australian Genealogists, The Society of Genealogists, The Hawkesbury Family History Group and the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society where she is a Committee member and Social Media Team Leader. She holds degrees from the University of Technology, The University of New England and The University of New South Wales.

A list of presentation topics and details of Jill's past and future speaking engagements can be found at http://geniaus.blogspot.com.au/p/presentations.html . Jill can be contacted by email at jillballau@gmail.com