Australian Family History

1st July 2017

Family history research is an ongoing quest and it lasts a lifetime. There is always another bit of information or possibly an undiscovered newspaper clipping to find. An entry in a shipping list can provide a real insight into our ancestor’s journey. The past can be revealed in records from the war memorial office. And of course, birth, death, and marriage certificates provide a wealth of family connections.

Obituaries are fascinating because they often give more than just the bare facts. An obituary may contain a person’s occupation, their characteristics and achievements. Sometimes it includes unknown family members and their place of residence. Even very short obituaries might offer something unique.

If you are tracing family history information from Australian sources, and more especially Queensland records, we may be able to assist, email us at

Family lives on : )