Category Archives: Australia

Unlock the Past Genealogy Cruise – Inside History article

Inside History – Unlock the Past Genealogy Cruise Unlock the Past’s 2014 genealogy cruise is being highlighted in Australia’s Inside History magazine. The current issue, number 17, is previewed online at http://issuu.com/insidehistory/docs/inside_history_issue_17_issuu and includes a 4 page article (pages 64-67) … Continue reading

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James Milner: Convict in Van Dieman’s Land – putting him on the ground

James Milner was sent as a convict in March 1831 aboard the transport ship “Argyle” to Van Diemen’s Land, now Tasmania. I learned about this cousin from Roy Milner a fellow Milner researcher in England. I had verified the details … Continue reading

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Reflections on an Australian Lecture Tour

I have just returned from four weeks traveling and lecturing in Australia. I was the keynote speaker, giving fifteen lectures and participating in a panel at a genealogy conference on a 9 day cruise out of Sydney. I also gave … Continue reading

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Migration Museum, Adelaide – Puts part of my own life story in perspective

My recent visit to the Migration Museum in Adelaide helped me put part of my own life story in perspective. From its founding to 1982 Australia has been encouraging and often subsidizing emigrants from the British Isles, especially those with … Continue reading

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Migration Museum, Adelaide – A place worth visiting

Adelaide’s free Migration Museum — A great place for family historians to visit. The museum reflects the diverse cultures of South Australia, displaying objects that have a story to tell. The early galleries present the history of early migration into … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

Yesterday I gave 4 lectures at the Western Australia State Library in Perth, WA. I had a number of questions about British families that came to Australia after spending time in India. I thought this book would be of interest … Continue reading

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Genealogy at a Glance: English Research (or Irish or Scottish) – How to purchase in Australia and New Zealand

I have exciting news for Australian and New Zealand researchers. As I lecture in Australia there is strong interest in Genealogy at a Glance series of laminated help sheets published by Genealogical Publishing Company. I wrote the English Research guide … Continue reading

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Unlock The Past Genealogy Cruise – Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest?

We are now into day four of the Unlock the Past Genealogy Cruise. The lecture that has opened the most eyes with excitement so far has been “Buried Treasures: What’s in the English Parish Chest?”  This lecture examines the civil … Continue reading

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Hornsby RSL – New South Wales – A Different Audience

Yesterday I gave 4 presentations with a Scottish focus to a group of 70-80 genealogists at the Hornsby RSL (Returned Service League) Club in the northern suburbs of Sydney. To get a sense of the audience my opening question was … Continue reading

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