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RESOURCES

What’s New in 2022

Presentations (last 6 months)

Auckland Family History Expo, New Zealand, 13-14 August 2022

Cooroy-Tewantin Genealogical & Historical Research Group, Cooroy, QLD, 5 May 2022, Making the Most of Archives: Tips for Using National & State Archives

Noosaville Library, QLD, 5 May 2022, Mining Ancestors: Knowing Where to Look

Noosaville Library, QLD 7 April 2022, Military Ancestors Downunder, Discover Their Stories

My Publications

All publications can be ordered online at Gould Genealogy & History and I usually have copies for sale at events.

Australian Genealogy Online, Unlock the Past, St Agnes SA, 2022

Trove: Discover Genealogy Treasure in the National Library of Australia, 3rd edition, Unlock The Past, St Agnes SA, 2021

Handy Guide Australia and New Zealand wills and probate records, Unlock the Past, St Agnes SA, 2021

Where Do I Start?: a guide to researching your family in Australia and New Zealand, 2nd edition, Unlock the Past, St Agnes SA, 2018

It’s Not All Online: A Guide to Genealogy Sources Offline, 2nd edition, Unlock The Past,  St Agnes SA, 2018

Family History on the Cheap, 2nd edition, Unlock The Past, St Agnes SA, 2016

What Was The Voyage Like?:  A Brief Guide to Researching Convict and Immigrant Voyages to Australia and New Zealand , 2nd edition, Unlock The Past, St Agnes SA, 2015

Discover Your Sporting Ancestors: It was not all work and no play!, Unlock the Past, St Agnes SA, 2015

Tracing Mining Ancestors: A Brief Guide to Resources in Australia and New Zealand, Unlock the Past, St Agnes SA, 2014

My Ancestor was in an Asylum: Brief Guide to Asylum Records in Australia and New Zealand, Unlock the Past, St Agnes SA, 2014

Finding Ancestors in Church Records: A Brief Guide to Resources, Unlock The Past, St Agnes SA, 2012

Family & Local History Resource Directory for Victoria, Unlock The Past, Modbury North SA, 2010

Your Family History Archives: A Brief Introduction, Unlock The Past, Modbury North SA, 2010

Unpublished Thesis

Society of Australian Genealogists: Diploma in Family Historical Studies Thesis. Below are the two pieces of research that I submitted for my Diploma. It was originally in Word Perfect and later migrated to Word and unfortunately the footnotes seem to have migrated differently but it is all still readable. Of course the illustrations are not in the document but if anyone is interested please contact me. Also since 1992 I have progressed with my research and ideally I should write a sequel. While I ponder that idea, you have the benefit of this 1992 work.

Criminal Records: A Guide to Sources in Queensland, 1992

From Iron Chains to Gold Bars: The Story of the Walker family and its descendants including the Evans, Potter, Bullen and Atkinson families, 1814-1941, 1992

Select List of Book Reviews by Me 

Nathan Dylan Goodwin, The Chester Creek Murders: A Venator Cold Case, review Apr 2021

Nathan Dylan Goodwin, The Sterling Affair: a genealogical crime mystery, review Jul 2020

Lynette McDermott, The Promise of Tomorrow, review Nov 2018

Nathan Dylan Goodwin, The Wicked Trade and The Suffragette’s Secret: genealogical crime mysteries, review May 2018

Worcestershire County Council, Explore History Family Landscapes: Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, review Jan 2018

Lynette McDermott, Perseverance, review Aug 2017

Nathan Dylan Goodwin, The Missing Man: a genealogical crime mystery, review May 2017

Carol Baxter, Writing Interesting Family Histories, 3rd ed and Writing and Publishing Gripping Family Histories, review Jan 2017

Nathan Dylan Goodwin, The Spyglass File: a genealogical crime mystery, review Oct 2016

Jackie Moss, Me & My Family Tree, review Sep 2016

Hazel Edwards OAM, Not Just a Piece of Cake: Being an Author, review Jan 2016

Nathan Dylan Goodwin, The America Ground: a genealogical crime mystery, review Jan 2016

Carol Baxter, Help! Historical and Genealogical Truth: How do I separate fact from fiction? and Help! Why Can’t I Find My Ancestor’s Surname?, review Oct 2015

Robert Jordan, The Convict Theatres of Early Australia 1788-1840, review Apr 2015

Jayne Shrimpton, Fashion in the 1940s, review Mar 2015

Nathan Dylan Goodwin, Hiding the Past and The Lost Ancestor, review Dec 2014

Carol Baxter, Captain Thunderbolt & His Lady: the true story of bushrangers Frederick Ward & Mary Ann Bugg, review, Jun 2013

Cathy Dunn, Norfolk Island Deaths 1st Settlement 1788-1814, review, Jun 2013

Hazel Edwards, How To Write a Non-Boring Family Historyreview Oct 2011

Helen V Smith, Death Certificates and Archaic Medical Terms – review Jun 2011

Lois Sabine, editor, Dr William Bell’s “The Settlers’ Guide” or Modern Domestic Medicine and Surgery Windsor NSW 1849 – review Dec 2010