Susanne Voyatas

Suzanne Voytas

I have been a compulsive and addicted family history researcher for too many years. I have not only worked on my family history but have helped many people to discover theirs. I thoroughly enjoy helping new researchers learn how to and to avoid the many pitfalls that we all fell into.

I am married to a patient non-family historian, have three adult children and two beautiful grandsons. Unfortunately I am the only addict within my immediate family.

I have completed the Society of Australian Genealogist's Diploma in Historical Family Studies, was the president of the Blue Mountains Family History Society (NSW, Australia ) for five years, as well as holding other committee positions.

I have also conducted classes for U3A and community groups and given presentations to a wide range of diverse community groups.

One of my many interesting ancestors is Eliza O'Brien per Elizabeth 1828 .

While on a trip to Ireland , I visited the Cork City Gaol and asked for further information about the riot that occurred in July 1827. I was met with blank stares, as there was no recorded information about it. From that conversation it was suggested that each of the women be researched and hopefully the centre might then be able to put on an exhibition about the first renovators of the gaol.

So from that casual conversation began another journey in my family story.

Noted author, Suzanne Voytas, available for presentations.

Suzanne is now available to give presentations. She has already been asked to speak at a meeting of the Blue Mountains Historical Society in February or March 2011, Lithgow and Sutton Forest (dates to be announced) and at the Gray Family Reunion on 30th October 2010 at Crookwell NSW.

Tel: +61 2 4751 2746

S. Voytas, 37 Park Road, Springwood NSW 2777 Australia


Please contact the appropriate organisation if you wish to attend the presentation.




Saturday 27th August 2011

Times to be confirmed

Cowra Family History Society Seminar




Saturday 3rd September 2011

General Meeting at 10:30 am

Liverpool Genealogical Society

Liverpool Regional Museum

Hume Highway & Concessional Drive


Tuesday 20thSeptember 2011

General Meeting at 1:30 pm

Brisbane Water Historical Society

Henry Kendall Cottage

25-27 Henry Kendall St


Friday 14thOctober 2011

General Meeting at 1:30 pm

1788-1820 Pioneer Association

First Floor

280 Pitt St,


Monday 17thOctober 2011

10.00 am

Albion Park Probus Club




Thursday 20thOctober 2011

1.00 pm

Tongarra Heritage Society





Tuesday 8thNovember 2011

11:00 am

Mid Mountains Ladies Probus Club





Saturday 4thFebruary 2012

1:30 pm

Campbelltown Family History Society

Campbelltown Library, Room 1




Suzanne will be attending the NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies between the 16th and 18th September 2001 at Inverell. This will be held at the Inverell RSM Club. She will also be manning the trade table of the Blue Mountains Family History Society Inc.


* a quote taken State Records NSW: Colonial Secretary, Miscellaneous: Reverend John Vincent's Papers re; voyage of the Elizabeth SRNSW 4/6981.

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