Clem started his family history research journey in 1986, the year that his first child was born.
He has been a member of QFHS since moving to Brisbane in 1995. His participation in the society has expanded since his retirement from a career in IT. Clem is a Library Assistant for the society and is an active member of several Special Interest Groups, particularly the Family History Writers group.
Clem has also accelerated his research journey in recent years with the power of DNA being a particular interest. He has written and published a book entitled, Shaking the Mulga, an Australian family history.