16 Aug 2017
August 16, 2017

Discarded Chinese Heritage


My grandfather left me a small blue bottle that has Chinese characters embossed on it. He showed this item to me a few years prior to his passing. At the time I thought he was indicating that this would be mine when the time came because I was the only family member who was interested.. read more →

29 May 2015
May 29, 2015

Hospital Records

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Hospital Records – when to use discretion? If you are lucky enough to have access to historical hospital records you will know that they can provide a really interesting insight into the health and wellbeing of your ancestors. The ailments and injuries they endured, when placed in historical context offer a focal point for thought.. read more →

22 Apr 2015
April 22, 2015

Annie Kane

Anastasia Maher

Is Annie Kane and Anastasia Maher the same woman? When to admit your line of inquiry might be incorrect. Sometimes in your research you find information about your ancestors that is so compelling and intriguing that you run with it no matter how loosely it is verified or how circumstantial it is. When you analyse.. read more →

25 Jan 2015
January 25, 2015

Anastasia Maher


There is a lot to say about my great great grandmother Anastasia Maher. Firstly, she was born on the Bendigo goldfields in 1856 to Irish immigrant parents. So much about her life and death has become the perfect case study for a Genealogists lectures. I present many details of the records relating to Anastasia in.. read more →