Graham Jaunay

Graham Jaunay (BA DipT MACE AAGRA FSAGHS) was born in Ashford SA in 1944 and educated at Glenelg Primary, Brighton High, Wattle Park Teachers College and Adelaide University where he majored in history and politics. As a member of the SA Education Department from 1966 to mid 1994, he saw service as a teacher and principal in a number of country postings before returning to Adelaide in 1982. He has been an accredited professional genealogist and record agent since mid-1994 and operates his own business trading as Adelaide Proformat.

Graham has served SA Genealogy & Heraldry Society as president, a councillor and a member of several committees. He has been a volunteer at the Society in various fields since mid-1994 and in 2005 he was elevated to a Fellow of the Society. Graham served two terms as President of the Australasian Federation of Family History Societies and is past editor of their newsletter, Newsflash. Graham is an honorary member of the Fleurieu Peninsula Family History Group and had the privilege of being their very first guest speaker. He presents seminars and tutorials on a wide range of family history topics on behalf of many organisations, libraries and groups mainly in South Australia. He has been a WEA tutor in family history since 1995. In 2004 he was appointed adjunct lecturer in genealogy for the History Department of the Flinders University where he presents post-graduate courses in genealogy. Graham is a life member of the Australian College of Educators. He has been a member of the Friends of South Australia’s Archives committee since 2000 and assists with their newsletter. Graham has been a member of the Australasian Association of Genealogists and Record Agents, the accreditation body for the profession, since 1995.

Graham has written a significant number of books on the methodology of researching family history in Australia, Great Britain, Ireland and France as well as more specialised research topics. He has also written a number of books on individual family and local histories.