Sue Reid's family history journey was inspired when a cousin gave her a copy of a diary written by an ancestor who was a missionary in Russia in the early nineteenth century.
Sue has presented at family history conferences and seminars, including the four most recent Australasian Congresses on Genealogy and Heraldry, the State Library of Queensland, and the National Archives of Australia. She is the author of articles on family history published in local and overseas family history journals and other publications. She has recently published a family history, The issue of gentlemen. This book was placed second in the 2021 Alexander Henderson Award. In 2022, Sue was awarded the Society of Australian Genealogists' Certificate in Genealogical Research.
A Fellow of the Queensland Family History Society, she convenes the QFHS Family History Writing Group and was the Chair of the QFHS Education Sub-Committee for ten years. In addition, she served on the Management Committee of QFHS for thirteen years.