Shauna Hicks


Shauna Hicks

About Shauna Hicks

Shauna Hicks has been tracing her own family history since 1977 and worked in government for over 35 years in libraries and archives in Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne. Since retiring, she has written a number of family history guides and is a regular speaker at genealogy cruises, conferences and seminars. She now operates her own business at www.shaunahicks.com.au and is the author of the blog, Diary of an Australian Genealogist.

Introducing The Prosecution Project in Australia 2

My blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus is The Prosecution Project which investigates the history of the criminal trial in Australia. Through digitised copies of Supreme Court registers, digitised newspapers in Trove and other archival sources, the Project is analysing patterns of crime, prosecution and punishment over long periods of […]


Introducing Remembrance Parks Central Victoria and Bendigo Family History Group

My blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus is on Remembrance Parks Central Victoria which was previously known as the Bendigo Cemeteries Trust prior to 2013. It is a free database that searches central Victorian cemeteries and crematorium in the Bendigo region. The Bendigo Family History Group is the local genealogy […]


Introducing Text Queensland

My blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus is on Queensland: Queensland’s Past Online which is a site maintained by the University of Queensland, the Centre for the Government of Queensland and the Queensland Government. Text Queensland is a portal to a range of digitised resources useful for family history […]


Introducing Trove 1

My new blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus is on Trove which is a portal site maintained by the National Library of Australia. Trove is a one stop shop for resources held by Australian libraries and other research institutions, especially photographs and newspapers. Researchers should still use the online […]


Introducing CoraWeb: Helping you Trace Your Family History in Australia and Elsewhere

My new blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus is on CoraWeb which is a portal site maintained by Cora Num, a well-known Australian genealogist and author of several research guides. It is designed to help researchers trace their family history in Australia and elsewhere. The site provides links for […]