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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 […]
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 […]
It isn’t always easy to trace your family tree in Australia back to the “motherland”, but I’m here to help! Here are some tips: Google the surname: A quick google of your family surname instantly gives you an idea of where your family came from. Try to avoid websites like Wikipedia others similar that […]
A question that came up for me recently was why did my 4th great grandfather John Campbell Colquhoun leave his relatives and hometown in Paisley, Renfrewshire to immigrate to Australia in 1857? Coincidentally a few days later I was listening to a podcast episode about the Highland Clearances, and the academic speaking on the podcast […]