Joan Kavanagh is an author and historian, and former manager of the Wicklow Family History Centre. Her previous books include histories of Wicklow, Rathdrum, and Glendalough. Dianne Snowden is a professional historian and genealogist, and is a former Chair of the Tasmanian Heritage Council. She is an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Tasmania and has taught Adult Education classes in family history for more than 25 years. She is a lecturer for the UTAS Winter School researching Family History.