For more than 40 years 'Compiling Your Family History' has helped many
thousands of Australians begin the exciting search for their origins. First
published in 1965, this has been 'the' guide for all wishing to start their
research in Australia.
Created as a guide for people beginning genealogy, and who know little or
nothing of their family history, but who would like to document the stories that
they have heard about relating to the origins of their family.
Updated, and now in its 22nd edition, this booklet still covers the basics on
how to get started, how to fill in a pedigree chart and a family group sheet, it
covers the major types of record available as well as where you can find them.
Information is provided on the major archive repositories in each state, and you
will find numerous website addresses, including some for those researching
overseas. Copies of a Family Group Sheet, 4 Generation Pedigree Chart, and
Search Results charts are included for you to photocopy and use.
Ideal for those just beginning, this book is filled with sound advice,
sources and ideas to help you find out about your ancestors.
- Has it Already Been Done?
Tips on How to do Research
Drawing Up a Family Tree Chart
Organising Your Records
Computers and Family History
Using Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
- Obtaining Certificates
Using the Information Obtained from Certificates
Additional Sources of Information
Places to do Research
- Society of Australian Genealogists
- Researching in your Neighbourhood
- Government Archives
- State Libraries
- Local Libraries
Special Interest Research
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
- Orphans and Child Welfare Agencies
Problems you may Encounter
- England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland
- New Zealand
- Other Countries
Hiring a Professional Genealogist
Writing up the Family History
Contact Addresses and Further Information