Benjamin Hollister

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Ben Hollister has been a professional historian since 2007, and a historical researcher since 1997. He currently owns and operates History Helper, a historical research business. His research work focusses on German-Australian migration research, general family history services, and specialist family history services for adoption and Stolen Generation cases. He also offers education, mentoring and publishing services to other researchers, and historical tours, presentations and digital literacy mentoring to the general public. Ben has provided professional services to the AIATSIS Family History Unit and the US production of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?

A co-convenor of the Germanic & Continental European SIG of Genealogy SA from 2014 – 2019, he also founded and served as Executive Officer of the German-Australian Genealogy and History Alliance, a network of societies, archives and researchers. He was a director of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) from 2016 - 2020.

Ben is a Certified Professional with the Australian Library and Information Association. He holds tertiary qualifications in information management, educational management, and applied history, and vocational qualifications in business management, and event management and design. He speaks and teaches regularly at a state, national and international level, including the International German Genealogy Conference, Family History Down Under events, APG Professional Management Conference and Legacy Family History Webinars.

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