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 Pandora: Australia’s Web Archive

My blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus continues with an internet theme. This time we are looking at Pandora: Australia’s Web Archive which was established by the National Library of Australia in 1996. In more recent times it has been possible to search and find things in Pandora […]


Introducing Victorian Goldfields Guide

My blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus continues with a mining topic. This time we are looking at Goldfields Guide: Exploring the Victorian Goldfields the birthplace of the famous gold rushes of the 1850s. Many people have Victorian miners in their family history but not everyone can personally […]


Introducing Goldrush Online in New Zealand

My blog series focuses on some of my favourite free Australasian family history research websites, and this month’s focus is Goldrush Online which looks at goldminers in New Zealand. The site has been constructed and maintained by Kae Lewis. Many people researching family history in Australia and New Zealand have goldminers in the family. It is not unusual to find […]


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 […]