Guides, repositories & methodology including photos/organisation

Guides, repositories & methodology including photos/organisation

Making the Most of Archives: Tips for Using National and State Archives

This talk looks at family history resources available in Australian state and federal archives focussing in particular on indexes, databases and digitised records available online. 


Overview of History of Poland

A brief overview of one thousand years of Polish history.


Early Germans in Brisbane

That the first free settlers in Brisbane were a group of German missionaries is not as widely known as it should be. Some insights into their contributions and influence on the young city are described.


Locating Your Ancestor’s Place of Origin in Germany

How to use records from Australia and elsewhere to determine your German ancestor’s place of origin


Tracing your ancestors in England

An overview of basic resources – civil registration, church records, census, cemetery records, directories, electors registers, maps, newspapers and wills. Includes many examples and covers a variety of ways of accessing the data – free and subscription.


Tracing your ancestors in Scotland

An overview of basic resources – civil registration, church records, census, cemetery records, directories, maps, newspapers and wills. Includes many examples and covers a variety of ways of accessing the data – free and subscription.


Asylum Records: A Place to Look for Missing Ancestors

This talk looks at the availability of asylum records in Australia and outlines the type of information that can be found and how useful these records are in finding ancestors who simply disappeared.


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