Murder she wrote

Posted by Ancestry Team on July 1, 2019 in Australia, Books, Deaths

Family historians know the value of a good murder. A death and some intrigue in colonial Australia often left a great paper trail in the records, one that can reveal all sorts of details when you know where to look. Historian Catie Gilchrist, from the University of Sydney is one such person. Catie has always Read More

Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales by Tanya Evans

Posted by Web Operations on June 30, 2015 in Australia, Books, Ireland, Tips and Hints, United Kingdom

Guest blog by historian Tanya Evans Family historians accept that their research is a journey, often enjoyed over the course of many years, sometimes across a lifetime. My book Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales explores why the life stories of some men and women in the past come to Read More

Keeping Family Treasures

Posted by Web Operations on February 28, 2011 in Australia, Books

To coincide with ‘Shake Your Family Tree‘ Open Day, The National Archives of Australia announced the release of Keeping Family Treasures, an illustrated guide on how to look after precious family heirlooms in the home. All families have treasured mementos but those memories could fade away if you don’t look after them. Using the family Read More