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Our Team

Brief notes on interests or special topics. Details to be confirmed for some on this list

Carol Baxter - Genealogist with 30 years of professional experience, Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists, and Author/Historian with books published by Allen & Unwin. Has expertise in British and NSW research as well as writing and self-publishing. - New South Wales
Cathy Dunn - Colonial history - Social and regional history - Family History - New South Wales
Vicki Eldridge - FindMyPast (Aus), Government & Police Gazettes, Convicts, Education and New South Wales research - New South Wales
Kerry Farmer - DNA, Immigration to Australia, Convicts, UK census records and valuation rolls, Scottish research online, English research online, Local History research, Jewish genealogy - New South Wales
Jan Gow - New Zealand
John Graham - Indexes, Newspapers, New South Wales research - Queensland
Shauna Hicks - Archivist, librarian and family historian with over 35 years of experience in Australian, English, Scottish, Irish and Norwegian research. Currently Director of her own research and consultancy business Shauna Hicks History Enterprises. She is the author of a number of research publications published by Unlock the Past. - Victoria
Graham Jaunay - Wide variety - South Australia
Andrew Kilsby - military, biographical, business and social: 1850-1920 - Victoria
Eric Kopittke - Physics and mathematics teacher since 1972 and family historian with 30 years research experience in Australia, England, Germany and former German areas; compiled the Emigrants from Hamburg to Australasia series with wife, Rosemary - Queensland
Rosemary Kopittke - Scientist, family historian and indexer with 30 years experience in Australian, English and Scottish research; compiled the Emigrants from Hamburg to Australasia series with husband, Eric - Queensland
Suzanne Maiden - South Australia
Susan Marsden - South Australia
Perry McIntyre - Irish and Catholic research - New South Wales
Cassie Mercer - Irish convict transportation to New South Wales, particularly before 1810 - New South Wales
Mike Murray - Wide variety - Western Australia
Allan Murrin - Civil Registration in the UK, FamilySearch and New South Wales research - New South Wales
Michelle Nichols - Methodology, family history research, Hawkesbury - New South Wales
Cora Num - Wide variety - New South Wales
Jeremy Palmer - British research - New South Wales
Chris Paton - Scottish history, Irish history - Overseas
Annie Payne - Personal historian - Western Australia
Andrew Peake - Occupations, Gazettes, South Australian research - South Australia
Alan Phillips - Local and family historian since 1971. Publisher since 1978. CEO of Gould Genealogy & History, Archive Digital Books Australasia, Unlock the Past and Family Photo Book. Founder of several local history and family associations - South Australia
Kim Phillips - Gallipoli - New South Wales
Carole Riley - Social Media, New South Wales research, NSW Land - New South Wales
Lesley Silvester - Wide variety - Western Australia
Helen Smith - England; Queensland; Medical;DNA; Brick Walls; Research Methodology; Organising and Digitising; One Name Studies; - Queensland
Bruce Smith - Business Archives, Trade Unions, Sport - Victoria
Dianne Snowden - Tasmania
Mark St Leon - Travelling Showmen - New South Wales
Leigh Summers - Fashion, the body, construction of sexuality & femininity - Victoria
Ann Swain - Genetics, Scottish and Queensland research - Queensland
Ray Thorburn, OAM - Family and social historian - New South Wales
Brenda Wheeler, PLCGS - English, Irish, Dutch records, Methodology - Queensland
Lyn Whelan - New Zealand
Susie Zada - Victoria