Modern technology has really democratised family history and made it so much more accessible for everyone, no matter where they live. 
I have collated a range of useful online resources for people interested in beginning or continuing their family history journey.
When I first began researching my family tree, there were very few resources aimed at kids and teens. Age-appropriate material is the key to getting kids/teens interested in a particular subject, so I have also added a list of resources specifically created for kids and teens to this page. 

Please note that I am in no way sponsored, endorsed or advertising these resources, nor do I vouch for their accuracy or credibility, I simply enjoy sharing knowledge in the hope that it might benefit someone.


~Trove ( 
~ The AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia (
~ National Archives of Australia (
~National Library of Australia (
~Common Ground Australia (
~ Australian War Memorial (
~ Commonwealth War Graves Commission (
~Sydney Living Museums
~ Female Convicts Research Centre Inc.  (
~ Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia – edited by Anita Heiss
~My Place – Sally Morgan
~The First Knowledges series - "Each book is a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers and editors. The series is edited by Margo Neale, senior Indigenous curator at the National Museum of Australia." [Source:]. 


-Our Australian Girl Series (
~Young Dark Emu - Bruce Pascoe
~Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
~ Collins Little Books: Clans and Tartans 
~Collins Little Books: Scottish Castles
~ Best Loved Celtic Fairy Tales by Isabelle Brent and Neill Phillip 
~The Coming of the Unicorn by Duncan Williamson
~The Flight of the Golden Bird by Duncan Williamson
~ Robert the Bruce and All That by Allan Burnett
~ Scottish Wildflowers by Michael Scott
~Amazing Babes by Eliza Sarlos
~The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman
~Floriography by Jessica Roux


~National Library of Scotland
~Statistical Accounts of Scotland (
~ The Scottish Tartans Authority (
~The Crofter and the Laird by John MacPhee
~No Quarter Given: The Muster Roll of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's Army, 1745-46 by Various Authors
~Jacobites of Lowland Scotland, England, Ireland France and Spain 1745 by Frances McDonnell 
~The Prisoners of the '45, Vol 1 & 2 by the Scottish History Society
~Jacobites of Perthshire 1745 by Frances McDonnell
~Highland Jacobites 1745 by Frances McDonnell 
~ Jacobite Gleanings from State Manuscripts; Short Sketches of Jacobites; the Transportations in 1745


"We are who we are because they were who they were"


Favourite Family History Quotes:

"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you mights as well make it dance."

-George Bernard Shaw

"Dear Ancestor, 
I may not have found you today, but?
It's a 3-day weekend and I bought snacks!"


Arundel Castle, former home of Adeliza of Louvain, the fairy maid of Brabant