My name is Liliana, and I'm passionate about family history.
My father's side of the family is Dutch and my mother's side is a wonderful mixture of Scottish, Irish, Cornish and Welsh Kale (Welsh Romany).
I started genealogy many years ago in an attempt to find out more about the Scottish side of my mother's family. I am now a qualified genealogist with a Diploma of Family History from the University of Tasmania.
I research a diverse range of genealogy from around the world and specialise in Australian history (specifically immigration, convict history and the Australian WWI experience) and Scottish genealogy from the 14th to the 19th century, with an emphasis on Jacobitism and immigration.
I became a genealogist because I feel it is so important to honour those who have come before us. Many of their stories have been forgotten over the ages, and it is my belief that making sure our ancestors are remembered is one of the greatest gifts we can give both them and ourselves.
Living in Australia I am surrounded by many wonderfully diverse family trees, with their own unique histories and traditions, and I hope that the information I share here will help you discover the many amazing stories I'm sure your family tree has to offer.
I hold a Diploma of Family History from the University of Tasmania (Utas) and studied a wide range of subjects. Throughout the Diploma I received consistently positive feedback from the teaching team on my strong research skills, attention to detail and precise referencing.
Some of the subjects the course covered are:
-Australian convict history (1788-1868)
- WWI military research, with an emphasis on the experiences of Australian soldiers, sailors and nurses.
- Writing family history - presenting genealogical research in compelling, true to life narratives.
- Immigration to Australia from a diverse range of countries during the late 18th to the 20th century
- Oral History - conducting, recording and transcribing ethical and comprehensive oral history interviews.
Arundel, former home to Adeliza of Louvain, the fair maid of Brabant
Arundel Castle, former home of Adeliza of Louvain, "The Fair Maid of Brabant",