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Judy Webster

My Web site provides free advice on sources and techniques for genealogical research, and it lists over 51,000 names from my indexes to Archives sources, cemeteries, certificates etc. It also gives details of my publications, seminars and research services. My speciality is research and indexing at Queensland State Archives. I particularly enjoy tracing living descendants and working with unusual sources that overcome 'dead ends' in family history research. My publications include Tips for Queensland Research and Specialist Indexes in Australia.

I became interested in family history when I was in my teens. In 1986 I began working as a professional genealogist, and I was subsequently accredited by the Australasian Association of Genealogists and Record Agents. I have a Graduate Diploma in Local and Applied History (University of New England, Armidale NSW), and in 2001 I received the Queensland Family History Society's Award for Services to Family History.


My main indexing projects involve hospital admission registers, mental asylum patients, and sources that can be used to identify the father of an illegitimate child.