Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales by Tanya Evans

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on June 30, 2015 in Australia, Books, Ireland, Tips and Hints, United Kingdom

Guest blog by historian Tanya Evans Family historians accept that their research is a journey, often enjoyed over the course of many years, sometimes across a lifetime. My book Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales explores why the life stories of some men and women in the past come to… Read more

Don’t let mould destroy your family history

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on May 9, 2014 in Books, Photographs, Tips and Hints

Mould, a five letter word that causes a lot of four letter words from historians around the world. It can destroy your documents and it can make you sick. What do you do when you discover that granddad’s WW1 letters or the family Bible has mould on it? Here are some tips to help you… Read more

Keeping Family Treasures

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on February 28, 2011 in Australia, Books

To coincide with ‘Shake Your Family Tree‘ Open Day, The National Archives of Australia announced the release of Keeping Family Treasures, an illustrated guide on how to look after precious family heirlooms in the home. All families have treasured mementos but those memories could fade away if you don’t look after them. Using the family… Read more