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Australia Day 2011 My Earliest Documents

This is my contribution to the Australia Day blogging theme suggested by Twigs of Yore celebrating our earliest connections and documents in Australia. By the time my son was born, I had been tracing my own family history for ten years and I knew that my earliest...

Mining and Criminal Records in Queensland

In 1992 I successfully completed the Diploma in Historical Studies at the Society of Australian Genealogists. It was the end of an annus horribilus year, my son turned five, my then husband had major cancer surgery followed by chemotherapy, I was working full time at...