David Stephen has been a member of VicGUM for 3½ years, a committee member for 2½ years, and is currently the secretary.
David has been using family history software since 1991 and specifically Family Tree Maker (FTM) since 1998. He assists John Donaldson and Doug Elms in running the FTM user groups in Melbourne and provides one-on-one support before the VicGUM monthly events.
David is a retired Telstra employee with a wealth of experience in computer system design, deployment, and training. He was a business support manager for Telstra’s main financial and project management system for the last ten years of his 32+ years of service.
David is a ‘boat person’ migrating to Australia as a teenager with his parents and four brothers from Scotland and, because of this, has strong ties to the places where he was as a child.
David has been involved in researching family history in both his wife’s family and his own since 1988, gathering a lot of information from his father before he passed away in 1990.