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Susie Zada

Susie Zada has been researching her family since the late 1960s and working as a genealogist, historian and researcher since 1990.  She completed an Associate Diploma in Local and Applied History at University of New England (Armidale) in 1996 and has been working in the area of the built Heritage since 1996.  She has been guest speaker on various topics at genealogical and historical societies and community groups across Victoria and in 2002 presented the Don Grant Lecture to the Victorian Association of Family History Organisations AGM.

She has worked on Heritage Studies in various municipalities in Victoria including: - Shire of Mitchell; Shire of Moira; Golden Plains Shire; City of Greater Geelong; and Moorabool Shire, as well as Conservation Management Plans for sites in Melbourne and across country Victoria.

She has researched and published several books as well as historical interpretive displays, CD-Roms, indexes and extensive web sites on local history.  She is a former President of the City of Richmond & Burnley Historical Society, and the Bellarine Historical Society.  She has been editor of the Geelong Historical Society journal, and was on the committee of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria History Support Group.

Part-time positions have included the Geelong Heritage Centre and she is Assistant Library Manager at the Genealogical Society of Victoria.