I'm Liliana Van Heel, a qualified genealogist and family historian with a passion for uncovering the forgotten stories of people and places from the past.

Dedicated to making family history more accessible, there are also research tips and tricks, historical facts and resources in my weekly blog posts.

Sitting at my desk surrounded by books and notes while in the thick of researching and compiling facts and records is my happy place and I'm excited to be a part of your family history journey.

If you would like to work with me regarding a family tree, tracing an ancestor or a historical research project (eg. transcribing an oral history interview, research reports, house histories) please be in touch via the Contact page.

Welcome to Family, Folk and History.

Acknowledgement of country

I acknowledge and pay my respects to all Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. I pay my respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to all Elders past, present and emerging. 
Sovereignty was never ceded. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are respectfully cautioned that this website contains the names and images of people who have passed away.