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Locating service records can be difficult, so if you are looking for an ancestor’s service record but have had no luck, then this blog post is for you! * Note: while the tips in this post can be applied to any military research I will be primarily focusing on research tips for WWI and WWII […]

Australian History, Research Tips

3 Tips for Locating Service Records

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It’s August – which means it’s Family History Month in Australia and New Zealand. So, I thought I’d kick things off with a post on research logs – what are they, how to make them and how I use them. So without further ado: What are research logs? Research logs are a chart where family […]

Research Tips

Research Logs

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Starting your family research journey is an exciting and rewarding experience. Here are three tips to help make your research easier: 1.Have a designated online space for your family tree: Whether you choose a website like Ancestry.com or FindMyPast or prefer a separate software like Family Tree Maker, settling on one specific place to build […]

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Three tips for beginner genealogists

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Spring has just started here in Australia, which is a great time to do some spring cleaning in our family trees. Here are five tips to get started: 1: Pick one line of your family at a time or make a list of ancestors who need their information updated. Start from the most recent ancestor […]

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Genealogy Spring Cleaning

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Three days ago the 2021 Census took place here in Australia, which got me thinking about the importance of census records in family history. As I looked through the census questions, I admit that I did feel a little envious of the future researchers and/or descendants who will see these records when they are released […]

Research Tips

The Importance of Census Records

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  Hello! It’s Blak history month in Australia, here is a quote from the Blak History Month Website to  explain more: “Recognising that Australia is steeped in a rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait history, Blak History Month was proclaimed on the shoulders of giants and a cultural continuum from time immemorial.​July was chosen so as […]

Australian History

Blak History Month

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While Anzac Day is a time of reflection and remembrance, it can also be a great time to start researching your Australian ancestors who served in the military. Here are three of my favourite resources: Australian War Memorial (AWM) – the AWM website holds thousands of Australian military records from both world wars, including images, […]

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Resources for Anzac Day

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Yesterday marked the 276th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden, where the Jacobite forces led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart were brutally annihilated by the the forces of Hanoverian king George II, under his younger son Prince William “The Butcher” Duke of Cumberland. Many people wonder why their Jacobite ancestors pledged their loyalty the Jacobite […]

Clans, Jacobites, Research Tips, Scotland, Scottish History, Uncategorized

Reasons why Scots joined the Jacobite Army in 1745

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Hello everyone, I hope you are well. As you know, it’s more important than ever to take care of our planet in every way possible, and a way I like to do that is looking at different aspects of my home and life to see what eco-friendly changes I can make. Here is what I […]

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Eco-friendly genealogy tips

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My blog is a safe, inclusive space. I support the Black Lives Matter movement, and believe in equality for all. Just to be very clear, this includes BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour), LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer), Non-binary people and all other marginalised communities and ethnic groups. Equality is not something that […]

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Equality and Inclusivity

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